Displaying a Poster, Unifying a Campus: Undergraduate Research Day at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Jennie Levine Knies, Megan Mac Gregor

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This article describes the first official Undergraduate Research Day at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a small campus with approximately 550 undergraduate students and 8 four-year degree programs. In 2015, an informal planning committee, consisting of two librarians and two faculty members, embarked on a project to turn what had been an informal course assignment into a campus-wide research event.  By remaining flexible, engaged, and open to collaboration, the committee made Undergraduate Research Day in April 2015 a success, and plans are underway to hold this event in subsequent years.  The event energized and motivated students, faculty, and staff on campus and paved the way toward a unified organizational identity on campus.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2015.109

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