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WIU-QC Student Research Conference May 8

April 29, 2015

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MOLINE, IL – The first ever Student Research Conference on the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 8 at Riverfront Hall.

The event will feature 10 podium presentations and 29 poster presentations made by a total of 46 students: 10 graduate students; 30 seniors; four juniors and two sophomores. The 46 students represent the WIU departments of engineering, English, liberal arts and sciences, management, sociology and women's studies.

Faculty members mentoring the most student presentations include sociology and anthropology Assistant Professor Tammy Werner, English and journalism Associate Professor Everett Hamner and engineering Assistant Professor Il-Seop Shin.

The agenda for the research conference includes:

• 10-11 a.m. – Check-in - Riverfront Hall main entrance
• 11 a.m.-noon – Poster presentations – Riverfront Hall, rooms 103 and 104
• Noon-1 p.m. – Guest and opening remarks and food from Nostalgia Farms – guest speakers include a welcome by Vice President for Quad Cities and Planning Joe Rives; opening remarks by WIU President Jack Thomas; a keynote address by physics Assistant Professor Ryan Gordon and closing remarks by WIU Centennial Honors College Director Rick Hardy.
• 1-3 p.m. – Podium presentations – Riverfront Hall, room 111

For more information, contact Academic Advisor Michele Aurand at

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