|USCB student researchers Rebecca Rawson and Steven Vega work on deploying light traps for a study on correlating fish sound production during spawning and egg release in the May River.|
USCB to Present Student Research & Scholarship Day
April 16, 2012
Bluffton, SC – Nearly 40 students attending The University of South Carolina Beaufort will be showcasing their quantitative and qualitative research projects to the public on April 16th in the Hargray building on USCB’s Hilton Head Gateway campus.
The students have worked closely with their faculty advisors on their chosen projects. According to Joely Tweel, Psychology student, “Professors at USCB really care about your education. I previously attended the University of Colorado where I was just a number. At USCB, I have professors who know me, support my research endeavors, and even attend my psychology club meetings. Their dedication is second to none.”
Student research projects to be presented cover a vast array of topics, from literary analysis of William Shakespeare, Spanish literature, historical research about the Transcontinental Railroad, social psychological research regarding eyewitness accounts, and scientific research relating to the coastal ecology of our local Lowcountry water ways.
Student researcher Jamie Fletcher describes her experience throughout the process of research by stating that “my project began as an independent study and my advisor [Benjamin Nelson, Ph.D] helped me throughout my time at USCB to think about how language affects culture and vice versa.” Students participate in this event for the purpose of gaining further input from the public. “It will benefit me because it will allow me to gain feedback about this topic from an American, English speaking point of view rather from a Spanish one” explains Fletcher.
John Palmour, an award winning researcher in the Carolinas, will be delivering the keynote address at 3:30pm. During his career, Palmour has authored and/or co-authored more than 300 publications and is a co-inventor on 47 U.S. patents and 158 corresponding foreign patents. He was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University in 2009. Palmour is a founder of Cree, Inc., which was responsible for the specialized LED lighting for the Beijing Olympic Games.
All Research and Scholarship day activities are open to the general public and free of charge. For more information, please visit www.uscb.edu under University Events.
|Keynote Speaker, John Palmour, Ph.D,|
Schedule of Events:
8:30 – 10:00 am Literary Criticism Oral Presentations: Session 1 - ShakespeareHargray 156
10:15 – 11:45 am Literary Criticism Oral Presentations: Session 2 - The WorldHargray 156
12 pm Poster Presentations, Hargray Lobby
1:30 – 3:30 pm Students Present at Posters for QuestionsHargray Lobby
3:30 – 4:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. John PalmourHargray 156
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