Students to share research at upcoming conference

By BRIANNA SCHUTZ/Montana State News

Submissions are in and this year’s Student Research Celebration projects will provide attendees a diverse amount of topics to learn about, spanning from local to global and a vast majority of colleges here on campus, according to Scarlet Reierson, program administrator for American Studies at Montana State University.

This year the conference received roughly 250 abstract submissions, according to Reierson, and the range of projects is the “coolest” thing about the celebration to her. She said students have done research on a local level, such as a documentary about local foods in the Gallatin County, to the international, Engineers without Borders’ experience and field research.

Submissions are allowed from any college on campus, not just focusing on the most visible research fields such as engineering and sciences.

“The humanities have contributed some very impressive submissions as well this year,” said Reierson.

The Student Research Celebration is simply that, a celebration of the research MSU students are doing both in their undergraduate or graduate studies. This is an opportunity for all students to present their information to the entire community as well as the MSU community.

This event is open for students to attend if they are interested in pursuing research of their own to garner more information and to receive advice from peers who have tackled research projects and all that encompasses.

This year’s celebration will be April 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the MSU Strand Union Buildings Ballrooms.

The Undergraduate Scholars Program, responsible for creating the Student Research Celebration, will also be sponsoring multiple events throughout the month of April. The program’s mission is to promote and educate students on research projects during the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Edited by Jesse Powell.

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