The 17th annual Student Research Colloquium will be held April 13 at 7 p.m. in Room 126 of the Science and Advanced Technology Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
Every fall semester, Kent State Tuscarawas students are given the opportunity to submit a research proposal to the Student Affairs Committee which reviews and funds the proposals. Once selected, students work with a faculty mentor on rigorous and meaningful undergraduate research. Dr. Adrian Jones, assistant professor of sociology, who has been involved with the Student Research Colloquium for three years, serves as this year's chairman.
Jones believes it is important for students to get involved in the project and colloquium. “I think it is very important for students to get hands-on experience doing research and, in general, participate in campus activities outside of the classroom,” says Jones. “Participation in the colloquium and other research activities shows that these students go above and beyond their normal duties as students. I think it is beneficial for students who are seeking employment, admission to graduate school and other important life transitions to show that they are willing to go above and beyond their normal routines.”
This year’s colloquium will showcase the research of nine students with six projects.