2018 Student Reseach Symposium Features 90 Projects

April 6, 2018


Annual event highlights the many and varied projects that NMT students take on

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SOCORRO, N.M. – The 7th annual Student Research Symposium at New Mexico Tech features a wide range of innovative projects, including more than 90 posters, eight oral presentations and 22 three-minute speech competitors.

The event will begin the evening of Wednesday, April 18, and continue all day Thursday, April 19. All students are encouraged to attend and learn about the interesting research being conducting all over campus.

Organizer Liz Lyons, said, “This year will be the 7th Annual Student Research Symposium and with over 90 research projects on display we are excited to see what research students are involved in across campus.”

The event also includes a number of workshops for student presenters. Click here to visit the SRS website.

The event schedule:

Oral Presentation Dinner

Date: Thursday, April 18

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Fidel Center Ballroom C

Limited seating please RSVP to srs@nmt.edu.

3 Minute Speech Competition:

Date: Thursday, April 19

Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: CITL (Speare 113)

Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. at Macey Center 2nd Floor Lobby

Poster Presentations

Date: Thursday, April 19

Where: Macey second Floor Lobby

Poster Session Times:

Session 1 @ 11:30 a.m.

Session 2 @ 12:30 p.m. 

Session 3 @ 2:30 p.m.

Session 4 @ 3:30 p.m.

The Symposium originally was proposed as a part of Tech’s re-accreditation process and has already achieved much more than the earliest visions and expectations. Students present their research and design projects for a multi-disciplinary audience.

“The SRS provides students with an opportunity to share their research with their peers and mentors,” Lyons said. “It showcases the work of our university and with reliance on our students to actually convey that information. It empowers them to talk about their work and to an audience that can and will talk back.”

Faculty, staff, alumni and graduate students will review each project, providing feedback on presentation skills and quality of work. Anyone interested in volunteering as a reviewer should email srs@nmt.edu.

All who attend the event will be asked to provide anonymous feedback via iClickers for oral presentations and online surveys for poster presentations, regarding whether each presentation – both oral and poster – is understandable and increased the audience’s knowledge. Again, that feedback will only be available to the presenters. 

“The goal of the SRS is to provide students with a platform to present and discuss their research with an audience that is not necessarily in their field. Communicate to Educate has long been the mission of the SRS” Lyons said. “New Mexico Tech fosters excellence in scholarship and the SRS is just one way in which we can showcase it.”

Everyone on campus – and community members – is invited to attend.

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