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2018 Falk Student Research Celebration Takes Place March 27-30
To highlight its students’ research work, Falk College will host the 2018 Falk Student Research Celebration March 27-30. The event will highlight Falk students’ research collaborations and their dedication to advancing research knowledge. Posters will be on display beginning March 27 near the second floor student lounge and the Café on 2 in the Falk Complex. Poster entry forms, which are available by contacting Amy Dumas at email@example.com, are due March 9. Submissions are due March 23.
The Falk College Research Center promotes a robust, collaborative research community in which students play an active role. At Falk, graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to work directly with faculty to collect data, analyze findings and draw conclusions on relevant topics surrounding public health, food studies, nutrition, sport management, human development and family science, social work, and marriage and family therapy.
The college hosted the inaugural Falk Student Research Celebration in April 2017. The students were able to add presentation experience to their resumes, and also benefit from peer-to-peer feedback across disciplines. The celebration hosted a panel of student researchers who shared insights on how to get involved with research, present at conferences and other research-related topics.
“The Falk Student Research Celebration provides an opportunity for students to share their research interests with the campus,” says Dumas, grant development specialist in the research center. “Students are able to exercise what they have learned in class, in the lab, through mentoring and through peer-to-peer exchanges to submit a poster of their project results for juried review. Students compete for travel funds to present their posters on a larger stage or to attend a conference to gain further insights into their respective fields. This entire process builds critical skills that are necessary for careers in research.”
Woosang Hwang, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, was one of five winners in the 2017 celebration, alongside Yue Zhang in human development and family science, Erica Kokoszka and Terynn Young in public health and Evan Weiss in sport management. “The Falk Student Research Celebration gave me a great opportunity to present research projects with my advisor and colleagues,” says Hwang. “Also, I received valuable feedback regarding research projects from professors and students across majors in Falk College. Consequently, it was very helpful to revise and submit our manuscripts for publication in academic journals.”
This event inspires students to get involved in a wide variety of academic research projects available to them throughout Falk and across campus. For active student researchers, it helps them discover new interests and opportunities, as well as new applications for their work.
Hwang strongly recommends students get involved in the 2018 Falk Student Research Celebration. “I believe it will be a big motivation to start research projects with your advisor and colleagues,” he says.
About Syracuse University
Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families.