Research Appreciation Week was a great success!
The Undergraduate Scholars
Forum had 284 students participate, a 55 percent increase from
the previous year and a new record for IUP. Students presented their
scholarly works in a variety of formats, including oral
presentations (85), research and scholarly posters (152), business
cases (27), musical performances (6), theater/dance
performances (1), and juried art exhibits (13). These scholarly works were
sponsored and evaluated by over 160 faculty sponsors and judges.
View the video from the Undergraduate Scholars Forum, IUPatrick Learns About IUP Student Research at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum.
Scholars Forum had 112 students participate. These students
shared their work in the form of posters (87), oral
presentations (16), musical performances (1), and
juried art exhibits (8). Faculty involvement in the Graduate Scholars
Forum continues to be strong, with 67 faculty sponsors
hands-on, “learning in action,” with active mentoring
and support from faculty. These activities
help students grow and develop in their majors by
allowing them to do independent research and then
present their works in a public venue. Students often
tell us that they weren’t sure that they could do
research and present it, and now they say, “I can do
these works feature innovation and new knowledge that
contribute to workforce development and new industries
in Pennsylvania. IUP
is an engine of positive change in Pennsylvania
because of our students.