2016 2016: Spring is research season at UMass Dartmouth

2016 2016: Spring is research season at UMass Dartmouth
Spring is research season at UMass Dartmouth

Sigma Xi Exhibit beginning today part of a series of events and program showcasing intellectual prowess and research at the undergraduate and graduate level

Beginning today the University’s Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will celebrate its 22nd annual Research Exhibit.

Throughout this month as UMass Dartmouth heads toward the culmination of its academic year, a series of events and programs are underway to celebrate and recognize the research efforts of students and faculty at the undergraduate and graduate level. Today the University’s Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will celebrate its 22nd annual Research Exhibit, at the University's Claire T. Carney Library Living Room. Close to 100 student poster exhibitions will be on display.

Earlier this month, the UMass Law Review, which publishes a biannual law journal, chose to bring together stakeholders on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic. The student-led organization organized a roundtable discussion highlighting the law review’s annual symposium looking toward legal solutions to the crisis. Participants included stakeholders from the public safety, judicial, and medical community.

More recently, the law school organized the UMass Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Colloquium onApril 15, at the UMass Club in Boston. Faculty from across the UMass system came together to discuss the prevalent legal issues facing the courts and society.

UMass Dartmouth’s College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) has three exhibition currently underway. The BFA Senior Exhibition, on display at the New Bedford Art Museum through April 30, showcases the work by the graduating classes of 2D Studies, 3D Studies, Artisanry, and Visual Design. This year’s MFA Thesis at the University gallery at the Star Store Campus in Downtown New Bedford will be showcased through May 14. The Campus Gallery, located on the University’s main campus, is currently showcasing its Women’s Art Communities and Modern American Culture (1870-1940) art history exhibition.

The Provost’s office organized a graduate student reception on April 13 with distinguish fellowship presentations by the University’s doctoral and art fellows showcasing the research and artwork they have conducted and created this academic year.

The BFA Senior Exhibition showcases the work by the graduating classes of 2D Studies, 3D Studies, Artisanry, and Visual Design.

Spring is indeed research season at UMass Dartmouth with upcoming events including:

April 26

College of Nursing Sister Madeline Clemence Maillot Scholarship Day

Celebration of nursing student work beginning with poster presentations at 3 p.m. at the Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

April 26 – 28

Undergrad and Graduate Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis Competition is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills. Students have three minutes in which to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

April 27

Honors Convocation

Students, faculty and staff from across the campus will gather to celebrate the achievements of UMass Dartmouth's most outstanding students at the University’s annual Honors Convocation. The event will begin at the Library Living Room with poster presentations at 3:30 p.m. and conclude with a ceremony at 5 p.m. at the University’s Woodland Commons.

April 28

Maritime Innovation: Connecting, Training and Advancing Event

Please join us for the 2nd annual Maritime Innovation: connecting, training and advancing conference. This event will bring together leading edge marine technology companies for a day of programming aimed at providing an overview of current trends in the industry, and a showcase of startup companies to discuss their new technologies. This event is sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Endeavor Scholar Presentations and Dinner

UMass Dartmouth Endeavor Scholars will showcase how they are endeavoring to change the world. Endeavor Scholarships are awarded each year to students based on academic achievement, leadership experience, and dedication to community service. The evening will include presentations by Endeavor Leadership Scholars and portfolio reviews showcasing how UMass Dartmouth Endeavors are making impact.

April 29

Computer Information Science Presentation Day

The event will include a showcase of the work of students who are part of the College of Engineering’s Computer Information Science program. Beginning at 9 a.m. at Woodland Commons, the program will feature some of the best Capstone Projects, MS projects and theses from UMass Dartmouth engineering students.

April 30

EMIRGE (Empowering Massachusetts Innovation and Research in Graduate Education) Conference

The inaugural EMIRGE Conference, a statewide Massachusetts graduate studies conference, is set to focus on innovation, impact, and inclusion. Organized by the University’s Graduate Student Senate, the all-day event will take place at Woodland Commons.

May 3

Mechanical Engineering Capstone Presentations

The culmination of a year's worth of hard work by mechanical engineering seniors. Students will have their prototypes on display all-day at Woodland Commons, presenting and answering questions from a panel of judges.

May 4

Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Presentations

The work of electrical and computer engineering seniors will be on display. Also an all-day event at Woodland Commons, students will present their work and engage with faculty and their peers regarding their various projects and initiatives.

May 5

Psi Chi Conference

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend to learn more about the work of students in the University’s Psychology department. The speaking program begins at 3 p.m. at Woodland Commons, followed by student poster presentation at 5 p.m.

May 7

CVPA Senior Design Exhibition

The Campus Gallery will showcase the work of visual design students. The exhibition, which will run through May 15, will also be open for viewing following the Commencement ceremonies taking placeMay 13.

UMass Dartmouth was elevated to Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education following the release of its final 2015 classification in February. UMass Dartmouth is the only Bay State research university located south of Boston.