EIU Honors College
1535 Fourth St.
Charleston, IL 61920

Rachel Benda
Day Phone: 815-274-6049
Night Phone: 815-274-6049
Email: rrbenda@eiu.edu

March 22, 2017

Charleston, Ill. – For the first time the Sandra & Jack Pine Honors College will be hosting a Student Research and Discovery Conference. This conference will present research from all majors and minors offered at EIU.

“We tried to make the conference be as interesting to many different types of people as possible, so we decided to do as many different types of presentations as possible. I think we definitely did that” Dean Richard England, of Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College, said.

Walking into the MLK Union students and community members will be immediately immersed in oral presentations ranging from communication issues, scientific research and world issues. 26 different fine art pieces from all different medias will be presented along with poster presentations on topics such as culture issues, vaccinations and physical activities.

The students submitted their presentations to the Undergraduate Research Task Force, the chosen presentations feature poster sessions, oral presentations, panel presentations, performances, performance panels and artwork displays.

“The research conference gives the community a chance to celebrate student research, to show the diversity of research projects being conducted by EIU students, and to share new knowledge, creative enterprises, and discoveries” England said.

The conference will be held on March 31 at 12:15 p.m. The opening session starts. with a speech from President David Glassman and Provost Blair Lord and an award ceremony for faculty research mentors. The poster session located in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. University Union and the research presentations in the meeting rooms on the third floor starting at 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. and 2-3p.m.

The Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College started in 1982 for academically gifted students. The college encourages excellence, service and community as well as leadership and intellectual growth. It provides honors classes, extracurricular opportunities and support in undergraduate research and study abroad. They pride themselves in preparing students for the future and making the best experience for students four years of college. Since its founding the college has grown from 56 students to over 500 in different fields of education and majors. For more information visit http://www.eiu.edu/honprog/.