Simpson University to Honor Student Research with Six Awards

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Six students will receive awards for the first time this year as part of Simpson University’s 4th annual Student Research Symposium on Saturday, March 1.

The Stanley Clark Student Research Awards will be granted to undergraduate and graduate students in the following categories: Best Research Paper, Best Research Poster, and Best Research Presentation.

Award recipients will receive a plaque and $150.

The awards are named after former Simpson University Provost Stanley Clark, an enthusiastic supporter of the research symposium. Following his 2012 retirement, Dr. Clark and his wife, Susan, established The Clark Endowment for Student Research to support student scholarly activity.

All students who participate in the symposium as presenters are automatically eligible for the awards. A faculty panel will serve as judges. Judging for posters and presentations will take place the day of the symposium; papers will be judged prior to the event.

Winners will be announced at the end of the symposium, as well as at the student awards chapel in April.

The Student Research Symposium is an annual, daylong event where students from Simpson University’s undergraduate, Adult Studies and graduate programs present talks, posters or panel discussions on a wide variety of topics. The public is invited to attend the 10- to 30-minute presentations or facilitated poster sessions.

The symposium began in 2011 as a faculty initiative to give students an opportunity to share their research outside the classroom. Divided into morning and afternoon sessions, with a morning plenary address, the symposium is modeled after professional academic conferences.

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