April 07, 2011

Honoring Students’ Smarts with Undergraduate Research Week

Case Western Reserve University will highlight its students’ achievements during Undergraduate Research Week April 11-15. The university’s involvement is part of a national week designated by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Throughout the week, faculty members are encouraged to showcase the work of their undergraduate students through presentations, performances or hallway poster displays.

The week will end with Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session where students present their research, scholarship and creative activities. This year’s Intersections, held April 15 in Adelbert Gymnasium, is poised to be the largest ever, with more than 400 undergraduates participating in 194 presentations, including the Michelson-Morley competition and the Celebration of Student Writing presentations.

“I am pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives, we here at CWRU and universities across the country are celebrating our students’ work in undergraduate research and creative endeavors,” said Sheila Pedigo, director of SOURCE
(Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors).Case Western Reserve is a research-intensive university and our undergraduates are participating with—and learning a lot from—the many faculty mentors all across our campus and around University Circle. [Together, they] create what I hear students describe as ‘a culture of undergraduate research.’”

Other highlights of the week will include a senior capstone dance project by Claire Cobb, a senior majoring in dance and cognitive sciences, on April 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and April 16 at 7 and 8:30 p.m. in Mather Dance Center. Additionally, the Department of English is highlighting the work of undergraduate students on April 14 with a creative reading in conjunction with the launch of the new issue of Case Reserve Review. Students, faculty and staff will read from their own work, and authors and artists featured in the spring issue will exhibit their work in a multimedia presentation.

To find out more, visit the SOURCE website or check out the Council on Undergraduate Research site.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, April 7, 2011 08:38 AM | News Topics:

Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.