Towson, MD (April 13, 2011): The Towson University Student Research and Scholarship Expo, now in its twelfth year, features outstanding students from all colleges of the University showcasing the results and progress of their academic work. This year’s Expo will feature presentations in a variety of formats, including posters, oral presentations, art exhibits, technology demonstrations, and performances. Graduate and undergraduate work is represented, including thesis work, and many of the projects were conducted in part with sponsored funding, including grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Research Corporation, and others, as well as private foundation funding and fellowships. In addition, many presentations are the product of research supported by Towson’s internal funding program for graduate and undergraduate work.
The Expo provides a venue for the University to recognize excellent work by students under the mentorship of faculty members, as well as providing experience for the students at presenting their research, and for the campus community to examine and appreciate the high quality work being done at all levels, in all disciplines, by Towson students.
This year’s Expo will feature:
· Economics student Ermengarde Jabir, mentored by Dr. Matthew Chambers, will present an examination of reverse morgages as a source of retirement income.
· Dance students Katie Kauffman, Rashidah Akbar, and Nicole Otto, mentored by Mr. Vincent Thomas, will give a presentation on culture, politics, and art of the Romantic Period, featuring a performance of their piece, “Themes.”
· Department of Kinesiology student Sin Mak, mentored by Dr. Brian Hand, will present research funded by the Towson University Undergraduate Research Committee, which examines the effect of training walking gait in young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
· Emily Branyon, of the Department of Psychology, mentored by Dr. John Govern, will present a poster of her analysis of the memory conformity of eyewitnesses and outcome relevant ego involvement.
· Computer and Information Science student Omar Darwish, mentored by Dr. Nadim Alkharouf, will present the results of his project of transcriptome profiling of blueberries during various stages of development. This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
More than 100 other projects will also be showcased at the Expo. All members of the campus community, including students, faculty, and staff, are invited to attend the Expo, on April 21, 2011 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the University Union, third floor. The Expo will also feature the presentation of the Graduate Thesis Project Awards.
For more information, please see: http://www2.towson.edu/main/research/studentresearch.asp
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