Student Work Shines at Annual Symposium Day

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The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held its annual Symposium Day on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, offering the campus community the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exemplary work conducted by students on and off campus this year.

Once again organized by Marte Ostvik-De Wilde, Ph.D., assistant professor of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies, and Irene Guttilla Reed, Ph.D., associate professor of Biology, Symposium Day consisted of presentations from more than 75 students across the University’s three academic schools.

“It was a great day to see students and faculty working together to showcase research. It shows the spirit of the campus and how everyone cares about their disciplines and specialties and wants to share it with others. We had a great showing of students, staff, Board of Trustee members, administration, and faculty,” said Dr. Ostvik-de Wilde.

For Jesse Crandall, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chemistry, the introduction of the Student and Faculty Research Roundtable was a standout event of the day.

“This is my second Symposium Day, and the first with this roundtable feature,” he said. “The combination of seeing poster and oral presentations along with meeting with faculty about research led to the students being super engaged and motivated to discuss research in the future. That was a big plus, and I think it will pay dividends as we go forward.”

To learn more about student work, visit the Center for Student Research and Creative Activity.

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