Research Faculty, Students Join Showcases at State and National Levels

Posted on April 9, 2014

For the first time, Duquesne faculty and students participated in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research as well as the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol-Pennsylvania.

“It’s exciting that the research efforts of Duquesne’s undergraduate students are so highly considered across the state and nation,” said Dr. Alan Seadler, associate provost for research and technology. “To have nine undergraduate presentations in these state and national venues speaks highly of our students’ scholarship as well as our faculty’s dedication to and service in mentoring these student researchers.”

Seven student entries were selected to participate in the national event, held at the University of Kentucky April 3-5 after a rigorous review process. The event is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, which promotes and supports student research across academic disciplines in order to enrich learning, improve teaching and prepare students for careers and graduate studies.

Student presenters from the School of Music, the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Nursing were invited to the event, Seadler said.  They attended with their faculty mentors.

At the state level, student-researchers Andrew Gula from the School of Music and Elizabeth DeCarlo from the McAnulty College represented Duquesne. They and their faculty mentors, Dr. Jessica Wiskus of the music school and Dr. Patrick Juola of the College, met with lawmakers and their staffs to explain their work and its impact on the state’s citizens.

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