Fourth annual Undergrad Research Festival to highlight student research

Posted March 29, 2012

The ACU Undergraduate Research Festival will be held Monday, April 2, in the Hunter Welcome Center. Over 100 students will be involved in presenting original research on topics ranging from Biology to Communication to Information Technology.

This is the fourth annual Festival, which highlights the research efforts of many students across multiple disciplines. For the first time, students from other local colleges will join ACU students in presenting their results. All of these students work with faculty mentors on their research projects that may result in publication in scholarly journals. They gain valuable experience prized by employers and graduate and professional schools.

The 2012 Festival will feature oral and poster presentations given by students and judged by faculty and staff. Prizes will be awarded for outstanding presentations in several categories.

This year's featured keynote speaker and guest judge: Lark Mason, a renowned expert in Asian art and antiquities. He is also an author, appraiser, independent curator, educator, and art consultant. He regularly appears on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Mason worked with Sotheby’s, New York, from 1979-2003, where he was an appraiser, Senior Vice President in the Chinese Works of Art department, and Director of Online Auctions. In 2003, he left Sotheby’s to start, an international art auction company with regional associates in most major metropolitan areas of the United States, and in Europe and Asia. He is also an adjunct professor at New York University.

See the Office of Undergraduate Research homepage for more information, or contact Dr. Greg Powell, Director of Undergraduate Research, at 325-674-2171.