Call for Abstracts: 23rd Annual Student Research Symposium
Friday, April 13, 2012
Hosted by the Saint Joseph's University Chapter of Sigma Xi
"A Celebration of Student Research"
The 23rd Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium will be
held on Friday, April 13, 2012, at Saint Joseph's University in
Philadelphia. Undergraduate and graduate students working in the areas of
Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, the Natural, and the Social Sciences
are invited and encouraged to present the results of their work in the poster
sessions. We expect, as in previous years, over 100 students from the
region’s colleges and universities to attend.
The Symposium will commence at 5:00 PM on the Saint
Joseph's University Campus in Philadelphia, PA. It will open with the
keynote address in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall. The poster
sessions will start at 6:45 in the Campion Student Center.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Gordon Burghardt from
the Departments of Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the
University of Tennessee. His talk is entitled "The Origins and
Biology of Play." This talk is free and open to the
public. Dr. Burghardt will also be this year’s recipient of the
Christopher Clavius, S.J. award. This award recognizes the work of
inspirational scientists, researchers and policy makers. Clavius, a Jesuit
mathematician and astronomer is best known as an architect of the modern
Gregorian calendar and as an inspiration to such thinkers as Kepler, Descartes
and Leibniz. Dr. Burghardt is particularly deserving of this award.
He has authored over 160 journal articles, and
has edited or authored 6 books on various aspects of animal behavior and
cognition. He has received awards and grants from numerous organizations and
agencies, including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National
Science Foundation, and has served as President of the American Psychological Association’s
Division 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology), as well as the Animal Behavior Society.
The registration fee for the symposium is $25 for students
and $40 for faculty members. The optional dinner at Saint Joseph's is an
additional $15 for both students and faculty. Registration and abstracts
are due by Sunday March 25th, 2012. For more information
including online registration for the symposium, please visit http://www.sju.edu/srs. We look forward
to seeing you and your students this April.