U-Idaho Students Present Research, Creative Work at Annual Innovation Showcase
Thursday, April 18 2013
Idaho – Wildland fire management, the forked fungus beetle, poverty alleviation
and the role of the zombie apocalypse in disaster preparedness are just a few of
the expansive topics University of Idaho students will discuss at an upcoming annual
event will feature 84 University of Idaho students and student teams presenting
their research and creative activities to the University of Idaho community and
the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Student Union
Building. Admission is free.
year’s showcase is larger than ever before, said event chair Jerry McMurtry,
associate dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
Innovation Showcase features everything from nuclear engineering to theater
arts,” he said. “This is the only true campus-wide opportunity for students to
present their work.”
student or team will have 20 minutes to showcase their work, whether through a
traditional presentation, audio-visual display or a demonstration. A
question-and-answer session with audience members will follow.
addition to onsite events, this year’s showcase will feature video-linked
presentations from students at U-Idaho campuses and research centers in Twin
Falls, Idaho Falls and Aberdeen.
panel of U-Idaho and Washington State University faculty and staff will judge
the presentations, focusing on the students’ professionalism. The judges will
award scholarships of up to $500 for individuals and groups in both
undergraduate and graduate categories. The awards will recognize work within
traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary projects and
College of Graduate Studies has sponsored the Innovation Showcase since 2008.
McMurtry said the college hopes to continue expanding the showcase and
increasing its profile as a statewide university event.
really is a unique opportunity to see the breadth of what we do here at the
University of Idaho.”
calendar of Innovation Showcase presentations is available at www.uidaho.edu/research/innovation-showcase.
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Media contact: Tara Roberts, University Communications-Research, (208) 885-7725, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu