The Ohio State University at Newark


13th Annual Student Research Forum to be held March 8

NEWARK, Ohio, February 28, 2017 — Students at The Ohio State University at Newark will be presenting research on topics ranging from the behavior of bobcats in central Ohio to the presence of water on Jupiter’s moons at the 13th Annual Student Research Forum on Wednesday, March 8.

“We received student research presentation proposals from psychology, English, physics, organismal biology and education students,” said Associate Professor Nathanial Swigger, who is an organizer of the event. “We will have about 24 student presenters during this year’s forum.”

The forum will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center. There will be a guest speaker at 4:00 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 4:20 p.m. The forum is an opportunity for students to present their school-funded research before a diverse panel of judges. The panel includes Ohio State Newark faculty across multiple disciplines who will give valuable feedback to benefit student learning experiences. For some students, it also serves as effective practice in a formal setting before they present at larger conferences like the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychology Association and others. Other students whose research is not yet complete will be proposing research topics to increase awareness of their subject matter.

Student participants can give a poster presentation or an oral presentation. The poster presentation is the slightly less formal of the two types, where student researchers will be displaying posters and giving brief overviews while face-to-face with judges. Meanwhile, the oral presentation demands that students spend about 15 to 20 minutes providing well-rehearsed presentations from a podium. Each will have time reserved at the end for question and answer sessions.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. The Reese Center is located at 1209 University Drive, Newark campus.

To learn more about the Student Research Forum or about student research at Ohio State Newark, contact Nathaniel Swigger, associate professor of political science, at swigger.1@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.