Eastern Michigan University Highlights Student Research and Creative Projects at 42nd Undergraduate Symposium

YPSILANTI – Students, faculty, staff, and the general public will gather for the 42nd Undergraduate Symposium from 8:35 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25. This historic event celebrating undergraduate research and creative endeavors will take place in person at the EMU Student Center, located at 900 Oakwood St. in Ypsilanti.

Bethany Ball

Novelist Bethany Ball, an EMU alumnus, will kick off the undergraduate symposium at 8:30 a.m. as Dennis M. Beagen’s keynote speaker this year.

Student research and creative projects are the focus of this event, covering topics ranging from increasing safety in self-driving cars, reducing the risk of stroke in specific populations, exploring the effects of the teaching of the German language in early education and the creation of quality animations. with inexpensive software.

Participants have the opportunity to participate in poster sessions and oral presentations. Additionally, the event includes the Crossing Lines Design Expo, which serves as a gallery space for students to showcase visually creative projects such as interior design, 2D and 3D art, simulation animation games and furniture design, among others.

The symposium was one of the first in the country, beginning in 1981. The first annual event was held on April 3, 1981, with 17 students and 19 faculty members from nine departments of the College of Arts and Sciences. Since its inception, the Symposium has welcomed more than 8,500 undergraduate students.

During the undergraduate symposium, the EMU Student Center lot will provide free parking to the public. Masks and university COVID-19 guidelines will remain in place.

To see the video for a preview of what to expect at this year’s Symposium. For more information about the 42nd Undergraduate Symposium, visit emich.edu/symposium or contact event coordinator Amy Bearinger at [email protected].

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves over 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In total, more than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are offered by the university’s colleges of arts and sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Social Services; and its doctoral school. UEM is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity and commitment to applied education. For more information on Eastern Michigan University, visit the university website.

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