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Annual research conference kicks off April 2

Research Conference Panel
Students present their research at the Annual Research Conference

The 18th Annual Research Conference will begin on April 2 with students showcasing their work and presentation skills in undergraduate and graduate research.

The conference, held yearly by the University of North Georgia, gives students an opportunity to present research projects to their peers and faculty after submitting abstracts and being selected by faculty from each department.

"The Annual Research Conference demonstrates our commitment to furthering student driven research and creative activities here at UNG," said Dr. Daniel Hatch, assistant professor of psychology and a conference coordinator. "The conference is an exciting opportunity for our students to showcase their hard work, and a chance for them to highlight their skill at collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information and data in a manner that can be easily understood by their peers."

Hatch also said these are important, marketable skills that the students have developed through the process of their research in their respective fields, and he hopes to continue the long-standing tradition this year with another successful conference.

Previously known as the Honors Conference, the event was renamed the Annual Research Conference to reflect the increasing emphasis UNG places on undergraduate research opportunities and the support they lend to student learning.

During the conference, a panel of judges will evaluate the quality of the research and presentation, and will ask questions at the end of each to gauge the students’ knowledge of the subject or to gain clarification on a point raised earlier.

This year's topics include math, physics, chemistry, computer science, visual arts, language, literature, political science, history, criminal justice, nursing, gender studies, psychology, sociology, biology, business, health and physical education, and multidisciplinary. The last day to submit an abstract is Thursday, March 14 by 5 p.m.

For more information on this year's conference, including times and locations of presentations, and a look at last year's event, please visit the conference website.

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