On Thursday, April 6 the Convocation Center was alive with innovation as students showcased their research and creativity as part of OHIO’s 2017 Student Expo.
Supported by the Libraries’ Vernon R. and Marion Alden Endowment, the annual event had no shortage of projects, as hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and medical students gathered to present original work.
This year was one of the biggest research fairs to date, said David Descutner, interim president, in a newsletter to the OHIO community. “The Expo serves as a valuable motivational tool for students, showcasing how knowledge gained in their classes can lead to innovation,” said Descutner.
With more than 2,000 visitors, the Expo hosted student reserch and more than a hundred judges reviewed an impressive array of student projects including: connecting popular culture to fashion; how athletes deal with pressure to perform; and establishing support programs for families with autistic children, among many more too numerous to list.
Each year the Libraries presents its own awards for undergraduate, graduate, librarian’s choice and connection to the Libraries for outstanding work—some of the awardees and their work are highlighted below.