Student Expo

Students demonstrate their exhibit at a past Student Expo

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Expo to spotlight OHIO student research and creative work April 6

More than 800 students will showcase projects at Convocation Center

On Thursday, April 6, 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:

  • Examining how athletes deal with pressure to perform, despite sports-related concussions
  • Connecting popular culture to the past with fashion
  • Development of low-cost devices to monitor stream health in remote locations
  • Establishing a support program for families of children with autism in rural Appalachia
  • Improving natural gas extraction from shale
  • Predicting bystander behavior

More projects are featured on the Expo’s social media pages, and

A list of presenters and the layout of presentations can be found at

This year, 55 departments and schools from four campuses will be represented. Presentations include live performances, interactive demonstrations, videos, 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 the Vernon R. Alden Library.

For more information about the event, visit