Baylor Students Present Research During Scholars Week

April 5, 2013

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Media contact: Lori Fogleman, (254) 710-6275

WACO, Texas (April 5, 2013) - As part of Scholars Week hosted by Baylor's Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) program, more than 120 students will present research they have conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The event will take place April 8-11.

The week will begin with an opening reception for students, faculty and staff taking place from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB), 1311 S. Fifth St. Thereafter, students representing fields of study ranging from air science to religion will begin presenting on even more diverse research topics through oral, paper and poster presentations.

Oral presentations will take place at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on April 8-9 in the SUB. Paper presentations will take place in the second floor rooms of the same building. Poster presentations will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 10-11 in the atrium areas on the first and second floors of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

"The undergraduate research presented at Scholars Week provides Baylor students with an opportunity to develop their creativity, as well as to implement advanced methods in their chosen field," said Susan Bratton, Ph.D., director of URSA and professor of environmental science in Baylor's College of Arts & Science.

These events are free and open to the public.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.