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2012
Friday, April 13th
8:00 AM

Registration & Poster Setup

UC 3rd Floor, Grand Foyer

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

Welcome

UC Theater

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Oral Presentation Sessions: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Humanities, Creative Works

UC 326-333

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Poster Session #1

UC Ballroom

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:20 PM

Keynote: Prayer, Guns, and Civil Rights: How to Craft New Research Questions

Tobin Miller Shearer, University of Montana - Missoula

UC Theater

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

At first glance, prayer, guns, and civil rights don’t seem to go together. Little would appear to connect religion, weapons, and social movements. Yet this talk will explain the connections among the three and show how those connections reveal practical lessons about how to craft new research questions. Students in the hard sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and other disciplines where research remains central will discover the importance of building sand piles, mapping mentalities, and sorting socks (among other engaging insights) in creating knowledge of the world around us. Rather than a dry and intimidating process, research can become a creative, energizing, and collaborative project, one that undergraduate students can contribute to in real and measurable ways. Based on a study of how one researcher came to compare public prayer by civil rights activists and the public presentation of guns by black power advocates, the talk promises to inform and excite about the invigorating challenge of research in any discipline.

1:40 PM

Oral Presentation Sessions: Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Humanities, Creative Works

UC 326-332

1:40 PM - 3:00 PM

2:20 PM

Guest Speaker: Demystifying Grad School: From Initial Curiosity to Applications and Beyond

Bridget Whearty

UC 332

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

Have you ever done research and been surprised by how much you enjoyed it?

Have you discovered issues that you’re passionate about and feel as if you’ve only just begun to work on them?

Have your professors ever said you should think about grad school?

If so, you should join Bridget Whearty for this frank and engaging conversation about graduate school.

Learn more about “grad school” and how to decide if it’s right for you, get insider tips on picking out schools and programs to apply to, find out how to manage the application process, and learn survival tips for life in grad school!

This session is open to all students – from those who are unsure about what they want to do next to those who have always wanted to go to grad school.

3:00 PM

Poster Session #2

UC Ballroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Oral Presentation Sessions: Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities

UC 326-330

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM