Public Invited to University's Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Tuesday

Pacific University will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Multipurpose Room on the lower level of the University Center at Pacific’s Forest Grove Campus. 

The conference is an opportunity for Pacific undergraduate students who are juniors in standing to showcase their work, much of which results from collaborative endeavors they embark on with Pacific professors.

Free and open to the public, the conference begins at 4:30 p.m. with a panel of Pacific School of Natural Sciences alumni who will discuss their career paths and roles within their respective fields. 

A pair of poster sessions will follow from 5:30 to 7:15 in which hundreds of Pacific students will speak to their findings on a variety of topics.

Many of the students will present research they conducted with faculty members over 10 weeks during the summer. 

Faculty are often engaged in long-term projects, and students conduct shorter segments of the research, and sometimes their own studies, which can result in senior projects. The research opportunities provide undergraduate students field and lab work, where they build new skills and gain invaluable experience — all while pursuing new discoveries in their disciplines. 

The conference is sponsored by the Pacific Research Institute for Science and Mathematics and the university’s Career Development Center.

Nov. 13, 2017