Research on display: Students to present their work during symposium

Photo of people looking at research posters that are hung on bulletin boards lined up parallel to each other.

Research posters on display during Fall 2018 Research Symposium

Roughly 80 UH West Oʻahu students are expected to participate in the upcoming Spring 2019 Student Research Symposium, allowing them to present their work through posters, oral presentations, and roundtable discussions.

The showcase is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 23, in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room (C-208). As with past Student Research Symposiums, the event provides an opportunity for practice-based education through presentations on a variety of research topics including: research methods, education, business, social sciences and STEM related fields. It also is designed to increase the number of UH West Oʻahu students with research presentation experience while incorporating diversity in the field of research.

Dr. Camonia Graham-Tutt

Students from 15 UH West Oʻahu classes are expected to participate in the event, which includes refreshments and snacks sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office, the Institute of Engaged Scholarship, and the Student Forum Advisory Board.

The event typically involves rows of bulletin boards displaying large research posters produced by students. The posters present various types of information including abstracts, research questions, research design/methods and data, results, conclusions and other information. Among the research topics students cover a variety of areas – those presented during the Fall 2018 symposium ranged from Analyzing Native Hawaiian Plants and their Medicinal Properties, to Overcrowded Prisons/Jails in Hawaiʻi, Math Anxiety in Elementary Students, as well as methods for Developing Corporate Culture Through Community Engagement. Each semester, research topics varies, along with opportunities for collaboration among students and faculty mentors.

UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of Community Health, Dr. Camonia Graham-Tutt, who works with faculty each semester to organize the event, said participating in the symposium can truly be a rewarding experience for students. Not only are awards given for student presentations, but students hone skills that prepare them for future careers. There will be 45 posters from individuals and groups presented during this semester’s symposium. The other 35 remaining students will give oral presentations and participate in roundtable discussions.

The Spring 2019 Student Research Symposium schedule*:

Time Activity
8:00 – 9:20 a.m. Oral Presentations
9:30 – 11:50 a.m. Poster Presentations
12:00 – 1:50 p.m. Oral Presentations
2:00 – 3:20 p.m. Poster Presentations
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Roundtable Presentations
4:40 – 5:30 p.m. Oral Presentations

*This schedule is subject to change

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