Some 257 students will present research projects during Student Research Day, Tuesday, April 5 at Purdue University Northwest’s Calumet campus.
Approximately 145 projects, the work of 175 undergraduates and 82 graduate students, will be presented and displayed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Learning through self-discovery
“Student Research Day is indicative of learning through self-discovery,” Purdue Calumet Chancellor and PNW Chancellor-Designate Thomas L. Keon said. “Projects researched and presented by our students represent learning that produces solutions. Research enhances lifelong learning and self-reflection.”
Students will showcase research they have advanced during the past academic year. Each presented project will include a written summary and an oral or poster presentation. Student Research Day also includes a student panel discussion at 12:30 p.m.
Finance professor delivering keynote
PNW White Lodging Professor of Finance and Director of the Executive MBA Program Pat Obi will deliver the keynote address at a late afternoon dinner and awards program.
The Purdue Northwest Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Honors College, Experiential Learning program, Writing Center, McNair Program and Student Research Office are sponsors of Student Research Day.
Purdue University Northwest
With recent approval by the Higher Learning Commission, Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central have unified to become Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system. PNW welcomes its first class of students this fall. Current students will complete the spring semester as enrollees of Purdue Calumet in Hammond or Purdue North Central in Westville. Purdue Northwest becomes Indiana’s fifth largest public university, enrolling more than 15,000 students and offering 70+ programs of study.