Undergraduate students at St. Jospeh’s College have the opportunity to present their research at a Student Research Symposium this spring, with SJC Long Island’s set to take place Saturday, April 30, and SJC Brooklyn’s set for Wednesday, May 4.
“Every year, the SJC Student Research Symposium provides our community with this opportunity in the spring semester to celebrate the fantastic work our students have done with their research projects,” said Cheyne Glass, Ph.D., SJC Long Island’s director of undergraduate research and assistant professor of mathematics and computer science.
Open to students of all academic disciplines, the symposium offers students a chance to celebrate their research with the SJC community through poster presentations, 10-minute talks or art exhibitions. The event also gives undergraduate students an opportunity to hone their communication skills while presenting in a low-stakes, supportive environment of peers and mentors.
An Excellent Opportunity
“Research is absolutely everywhere, all the time, in our faces,” Michael Magee, Ph.D., SJC Brooklyn’s director of undergraduate research and associate professor of psychology, said last year during a panel about the annual event. “It’s very hard to get good research experience as an undergrad, and I think one of the many benefits of SJC being such a small college is that we, faculty, have much more time to spend one-on-one with our students.”
Students conducting research at St. Joseph’s also have the opportunity to receive a grant. For more information on SJC Brooklyn grant opportunities, click here. For more information about SJC Long Island research grants, click here.
“Performing research at SJC has been such a great and unique experience,” said Nicholas Forman, a junior mathematics and computer science major at SJC Long Island. “This experience has not only been fun, but it also helps me as a normal undergraduate student because I am learning skills along the way.”
This year’s Student Research Symposium will have a bi-campus virtual component, where attendees can access presentations from both campuses online for about two weeks after the of the event.