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Third annual Research Symposium at Evangel University, April 17

Published on Apr 10, 2019 by Paul K. Logsdon

Justin Day answers questions about his project at the 2018 Symposium. // PHOTO BY: Jami Pool

Springfield, Mo. — Evangel University’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Department will present their third annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in vestibule of the Lawrence & Alletha Barnett Fine Arts Center.

Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. The entrance to the Barnett Center is located just south of the Robert H. Spence Chapel, facing 1111 N. Glenstone Ave.

The symposium this year will give 65 students the opportunity to showcase their yearlong research studies and to practice the effective communication of their research publicly.

The pool of participants has been extended this year to also include five Evangel faculty.

The vestibule of the Barnett Fine Arts Center during the 2018 Symposium. // PHOTO BY: Jami Pool

“Historically, several degree programs have handled their student projects within their program or department, such as psychology, social work, kinesiology, and natural sciences,” said Dr. Heather Kelly, chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department.

“But a few years ago, we began talking about a collaborative, cross-disciplinary platform for these projects. This allows students to learn from their peers’ research in different disciplines,” she said.

Research presentations

The symposium is expected to feature the work of the following who have been involved in designing, conducting, and analyzing empirical date from their original research studies:

  • 37 psychology students,
  • 11 natural sciences (chemistry) students,
  • 9 kinesiology students,
  • 8 social work students,
  • 5 faculty members
Bethany Alioto discusses her research with Dr. Sheri Phillips at the 2018 Symposium. // PHOTO BY: Jami Pool

In addition to the table displays, there will be eight 10-minute oral presentations by students representing kinesiology, social work and psychology; and four 20-minute oral presentations by faculty representing psychology and the Department of Natural & Applied Sciences.

These oral presentations will all take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Evangel University, which includes the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally.

Evangel serves more than 2,100 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 65 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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