drummers at expo

Senior music majors Jake Schlaerth, left, and Turner Matthews demonstrate the homemade musical instrument they created during the Ohio University Student Expo on Thursday, April 10, 2015

Photographer: Rob Hardin

Trevor Magnotti

graduate student Trevor Magnotti explains his research on the posture of marching band participants during the 2015 Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 10, 2015

Photographer: Rob Hardin

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Expo to spotlight OHIO student research and creative work April 14

More than 800 students will showcase projects at Convocation Center

On Thurs., April 14, more than 800 Ohio University students will fill the Convocation Center with presentations and exhibits of their original research, scholarship and creative work.

Ohio University’s Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature projects on topics such as

  • Reducing deer browsing to support habitat restoration
  • Factors that can predict how tornadoes intensify
  • How people express their identities to engender a sense of belonging
  • Creating an illuminated gown using LEDs, electroluminescent wiring and fiber optics
  • Strategies for incorporating sustainability and recycling into marketing campaigns on campus

This year, 52 departments and schools from four campuses will be represented. Presentations include live performances, interactive demonstrations, exhibits and posters. 

The university hosts the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo annually to demonstrate the results of its student research, scholarship and creative activity inside and outside of the classroom.

Undergraduate, graduate student and medical student participants can choose to have their work reviewed by a panel of judges who award up to $200 in prize money to the top projects in various categories organized by discipline or related subjects. Attendees also can cast their votes for the People’s Choice award.

Area middle school and high school students will visit the event to learn about conducting research and creative activity, as well as specific research and education opportunities for Ohio University students.

The event, which is open to the university community and general public, will offer free pizza and beverages to attendees until 1 p.m.

The Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and the Dean of the Graduate College, Office of the President, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and University Libraries.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.ohio.edu/studentexpo.