Research festival to feature 120 participants


ACU’s ninth annual undergraduate research festival will take place April 4 in the Hunter Welcome Center and will feature 120 student participants presenting topical studies and findings varying from science and history to mental health and art.

Oral presentations will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are grouped according to research subject. At 11 a.m., presentations will break for chapel, and Dr. Stephanie Hamm, assistant professor of social work, will speak. During lunch, students will give poster presentations.

“Research doesn’t do any good if no one knows about it, so this is a way for students to show what they’ve been working on,” said Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, ACU director of undergraduate research. “Attendees get to see the wide variety of things being done at ACU and the breadth of students’ research.”

The festival will conclude with an awards dinner at 5:30 p.m., and awards will be given to students for outstanding oral and poster presentations.

The program can be found here, and for more information visit the Research Festival blog.

Daytime presentations are free and open to the public. Tickets to the awards dinner cost $20, and guests must preregister by emailing Sutherlin at by Tuesday, March 28.