The Undergraduate Research Symposium

Posted: September 19, 2013

Scripps College will host an undergraduate research symposium September 20 from 11:00am until 2:00pm in the Humanities Building. The event, which features short lectures from more than two dozen students across a wide field of disciplines, supports a Mellon grant for research in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences given to the school this year. In addition to Mellon funding, presenters also received Scripps environmental analysis, Johnson, Esterly, or Hsu awards.

“We have many students who have done research under the mentorship of a faculty member or in preparation for senior thesis,” says associate dean of faculty Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert. “The symposium provides a forum for them to share their work with the Scripps community and we hope it will lead to future participation in Capstone Day.”

The symposium also raises awareness among students of the opportunities for research funding available at Scripps in all areas of study. Topics will include art, behavioral economics, the medicalization of childbirth, Gertrude Stein, and phenol derivatives, among others.

A welcome reception and opening remarks from President Lori Bettison-Varga begin at 10:30am, with the opening session starting at 11:00. After a lunch break from 12:00-1:00, the symposium will reconvene for its second session.

Please support Scripps students and their research – and become a part of a new tradition in the process!

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