Student Research Symposium Highlights Academic Exploration

Montana Western’s Biology Club and the Associated Students of the University of Montana Western have scheduled the 12th Annual Student Research Symposium for April 13 and 14, 2018 in the Swysgood Technology Center Great Room on the UMW campus.

Student Research Symposium

The symposium includes presentations on student research, internships and projects, as well as a keynote guest speaker, Professor Ragan Callaway from the University of Montana.

“We received abstracts for 23 posters and 30 talks from six different departments. It will be a large and diverse symposium this year,” said Biology Professor Mike Morrow.

The symposium also features a guest keynote speaker each spring. This year’s speaker is Professor Ragan Callaway from the University of Montana’s Department of Biological Sciences. A community ecologist, Callaway researches how organisms interact with each other to shed light on fundamental aspects of the natural world.

Accepting submissions from Montana Western students of all majors, the symposium is an opportunity for the campus and community to explore and celebrate the wide range of research and academic achievements of its students. The event is free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 13, 2018

3:15-4:00 pm: Symposium Preparation and Poster Setup

4:00-6:00 pm: Oral Presentation Session

6:00-7:00 pm: Poster Session and hors d’oeuvres

7:15-8:15 pm: Keynote Lecture by Dr. Ragan Callaway, The University of Montana

“Plant Interactions, Soil Biota, and the Biogeography of Exotic Plant Invasion”

8:15 pm: Reception

Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:30-11:00 am: Oral Presentation Session and Provided Breakfast

11:00 am-12:30 pm: Poster Session and Provided Lunch

12:30-2:30 pm: Oral Presentation Session

To view the full schedule of events and abstracts, please download the symposium book.

For more information about the symposium, please contact Mike Morrow by email at [email protected], or call 406-683-7254.

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