Undergraduates Share Research at Campus, State and National Events

Duquesne’s April 6 Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSS) brought together more than 210 students—the largest number in the annual program’s eight-year history—to showcase their work.

In addition, three Duquesne students presented posters, met with legislators and other emerging researchers at the annual undergraduate research at the Capitol program in Harrisburg on April 5.

Six Duquesne students and their mentors participated at the April 7-9 National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Asheville, N.C.

“This is our season for highlighting Duquesne’s commitment to undergraduate research and scholarship with the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol, the national undergraduate conference and the eighth URSS on campus, which packed the Power Center Ballroom all day,” said Dr. Alan Seadler, associate academic vice president for research. “The awards ceremony at the end of the day was standing room only.”

Fellow students, parents, faculty, sponsors and administrators were all part of the mix. “Overall, there was so much more participation throughout the entire event,” said Seadler. “We are grateful to the University community for supporting the URSS and would like to thank not only those who shared their research, but those who shared in the day.

“In Harrisburg, the students did a tremendous job of presenting their complicated research to our legislators and other key decision makers. We had wonderful representation at the national conference as well,” Seadler concluded.

A list of all campus symposium winners is shared online.