Undergraduate Research Redux

Three USF students are featured in this look back at the recent Undergraduate Research event.

Video: Katy Hennig | USF News

From USF News

TAMPA, Fla. (April 24, 2012) – From the practical to the poetic, more than 175 University of South Florida undergraduates put their research, artistic and technical abilities on display April 18, 2012 at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.

The event began with the display of more than 100 research posters in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. Presentations and dance, music and artistic performances followed.

Regarded as one of USF's top academic traditions, the event is staged as both a learning experience and an opportunity for undergraduate students to demonstrate how they have incorporated research into their learning experience, said Richard Pollenz, Associate Dean and Director of USF's Office for Undergraduate Research.

"A critical aspect of all research projects is presentation," Pollenz said. "The Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium provides a venue for students across all disciplines to obtain critical feedback on their work and develop their presentation skills that will give the students a competitive advantage for jobs and graduate school admission.

"In addition, the wide array of research and creative activities allows students to see projects and methodologies in other disciplines."