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Get ready for Palmer!

By Gustav Hollnagel–
It’s that time of the year when spring comes with warmer temperatures and new possibilities. Start into the spring season by working on your very own research project. How?! At the annual Palmer Student Research Symposium. When?! On April 13.

The Symposium is held every year in April and allows students from every area of study to present their research through oral, poster and panel presentations. Presentations will begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until around 4:00 p.m.

Keynote speaker this year is Megan Cifarelli from Manhattanville College.  She is an art historian and archaeologist.  Her talk will be titled “Taking it with you:  Death and Personal Adornment at Hasanlu, Iran.”

Cifarelli’s presentation will be the midpoint of the day and most likely take place around the lunch hours. All other presentations are TBA and open to all.

Last year, presentation subjects included everything from microbiology, psychological research, to business projects. So far, there are less than 20 applications, so quite a few slots are still available.

And here’s why you should partake at this Research Symposium: share research with others and earn respect; get ideas for future and very own research; build up your resume and get ready for grad-school applications; be a part of one of the premier campus events.

If you think this is for you, then here’s what you need to submit:

  • Research – Your research can be new and original or it can be a review of others’ research
  • Title – All research is required to have a title in order to be included in the symposium
  • Abstract – A 50 word or less summary of what your research is over is required
  • Advisor – You have to have a faculty sponsor who has either assisted you with your research or will assist you in preparing for the symposium
  • Type of Presentation – Decide what the best way to present your information whether it is through an oral, poster, or panel presentation.

You can find the submission form, requirements, and assistance by clicking on the Palmer Symposium 2011 link on the Morningside College Portal (my.morningside.edu). The deadline for all submissions is March 23rd, 2011 before midnight.

For any other question you might have please contact Samantha McCarville (sjm005@morningside.edu) or Kelsey Kallhoff (kjk005@morningside.edu). Also, your professor should be very inclined to help you out and promote your research ideas. Good luck!