Students Present Research Projects at Annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum
Students observe poster presentations in the Coulter Science Center Atrium. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.
BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
The Undergraduate Scholars Forum is a yearly event highlighting undergraduate student achievement at Westminster, Westminster’s website says. Featuring presentations by more than 150 students representing nearly every department on campus, the forum allows faculty, staff, alumni and trustees to recognize the scholarship taking place at Westminster and celebrate the students’ work.
This year’s forum took place last Thursday, April 20. After a welcome from Vice President and Dean of Faculty Dr. Carolyn Perry and an introduction from Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives Dr. Kurt Jefferson, keynote speaker Dr. Juris Pupcenoks, ’04, addressed the Champ Auditorium audience. Pupcenoks, an assistant professor of political science at Marist College in New York who has a masters and doctorate from the University of Delaware, spoke about global issues in a speech titled “Never a Dull Moment: Researching Global Affairs.” He was followed by a student presentation on the effects of coal mining on the water of Finger Lakes State Park, a student awards ceremony and various research breakout sessions throughout the day.