This Week: Annual Poster Sessions Explore Something for Everyone

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Poster fairs at Davidson are hard to write about, because every single project, every single poster, every single student is worth a whole story alone. I’ll be doing my best to report on some of the current fin de semestre offerings here, elsewhere on the Davidson site, and in the Davidson Journal. But far better that you, Constant Reader, attend a poster session yourself! I guarantee you will be astounded and/or delighed at some point in the experience, and the students themselves will be standing right there to do some ’splanin’, which is usually necessary in my case, then I feel all smart. Come on down!

Pooja Potharaju ’16 and Associate Professor of Mathematics Laurie Heyer at a past poster session.

• 11:05 a.m., Tuesday, April 23—Community-Based Learning Poster Session— The Annual Community-based Learning Poster Session features 32 student and faculty presentations of community-based learning in anthropology, mathematics, political science, physics and sociology. Formal presentations and refreshments will be available during the common hour from 11:05 a.m. to noon. Posters will be available for viewing until 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement.

• 1 p.m., Friday, April 26—Social Sciences Poster Fair—A showcase of  independent studies, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies theses, and course-related projects. Students will be present 1–3 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery to answer questions. The poster fair is sponsored by the following departments and programs: anthropology, CIS, environmental studies, medical humanities, and sociology. Refreshments will be served.

• 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8—Math and Science Student Research Symposium—Featuring student posters describing class projects and student-faculty collaborations in biology, chemistry, environmental studies, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and psychology.  Refreshments will be provided and poster viewing will be available until 5 pm.  Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

For more details on all campus happenings, check out the Davidson College campus calendar.

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