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Students Will Present Scholarly and Creative Works during ‘Create @ STATE’ 


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s office of Research and Technology Transfer (RTT) invites the public to the sixth annual student research event, “Create @ STATE: A Symposium of Research, Scholarship and Creativity.”  Create @ STATE has expanded into a two-day event this year, Wednesday and Thursday, April 6-7, in the Reng Student Union.

Create @ STATE offers students the opportunity to present and share their research, scholarship or creative work in a professional and supportive setting.  This program also acts as a platform for students, faculty and staff across campus to learn more about the variety of research, creative and scholarly projects occurring at A-State.

Members of the A-State Student Research Advisory Committee, made up of an appointed faculty representative from each college, along with the A-State Student Research Council’s student executive committee and student research ambassadors have been involved in organizing and facilitating the expanded two-day symposium.

“We are pleased how the faculty and students have worked in tandem to grow the quality of this event as the official, annual university research symposium.  Each year, we have been delighted to see how our students take the knowledge gained in our classrooms and apply it to generate insightful new knowledge about the world around them," commented Dr. Andrew Sustich, vice provost for research and graduate studies.  "This application of classroom learning to innovative research and creative expression is at the heart of what our university represents.”

Approximately 200 undergraduate and graduate students will offer oral, poster and creative presentations, representing a multitude of disciplines.

The event gets underway at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, with oral presentation sessions of papers and research findings, along with poster viewing.  Poster presentations and a reception are scheduled at 11:45 a.m., and oral presentations continue at 2:30 p.m.  Oral presentations will resume at 9 a.m. on Thursday, followed by the award ceremony at noon in Centennial Hall.

Students will have the opportunity to have their professional profile picture taken for networking platforms such as LinkedIn on Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  This photography service, provided by select student photographers from the College of Media and Communication, is in support for the A‑State professional social networking initiative.

For more information, interested individuals may contact Research and Technology Transfer or consult the Create @ STATE 2016 website.

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