April 04, 2014

Media Advisory – Research Forum

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the annual Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Forum on Monday, April 7, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

The event features a poster session highlighting original research and creative activities by undergraduate students.  Posters explain the project methodology and, when appropriate, the research findings or conclusions. 

The event is open to the public starting at 1 p.m. in the Student Center ballrooms.  An awards ceremony starts at about 3 p.m. 

Students will compete for awards that include: the Saluki Research Rookies’ poster awards, the Saluki App competition awards, the SIU Carbondale Literary & Art Award and the People’s Choice Award. 

The event began in 2002 and is part of the Research-Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) program.  The program emphasizes the importance of engaging undergraduate students in research and creative projects as a way to personalize their education, to enhance their experience and to build relationships with the faculty members who mentor their progress. Officials also will announce the 2014-15 REACH award winners during the event. 

The Office of the Provost, Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities and the Sustainability Council sponsor the event. 

For more information Lori Ann Foster, office support specialist, at 618/453-4433 or lafoster@siu.edu.