Student Research Conference is Aug. 2
Eighty-six Occidental College undergraduates will present research project findings during the 2006 Summer Research Conference, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the College.
Working in a wide range of fields, students will highlight their work in 20-minute oral presentations or poster sessions. Presentations will include “On the Record? The American Press and the Nazi Eugenics Program” by Nicholas Velkavrh ’08 and “France Flambé: An examination of French immigration policy in fiery times,” by Joan Wickham ’07.
For a complete schedule of activities, including a list of presentations, click here. The keynote address will be given by Carlos Gutiérrez, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Cal State Los Angeles.
At Occidental, undergraduate research is a cornerstone of the liberal arts experience. The college’s Undergraduate Research Program, cited as one of the country’s best in a 2001 study sponsored by a consortium of private foundations, supported more than 340 student research projects during the 2005-06 academic year. Over the past two years, 30 Occidental students presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Occidental will host the 2006 Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research on Nov. 18. The event is the region’s largest forum for the presentation and discussion of undergraduate scholarship.