Hope College Celebration of National Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance Week April 11-16, 2011



Undergraduate Research And Creative Performance Week
April 11-15, 2011

Hope College is excited to celebrate the one of the most essential aspects of our educational mission – undergraduate research. From April 11-15 we are taking part in “Undergraduate Research Week” culminating in our annual college’s signature emphasis on collaborative faculty-student research and creative performance.

Throughout the week the addresses, performances and special presentations, ranging across the academic spectrum, will offer engaging insight into the significant work being done at the college and the transformative difference that the process makes in the lives of our students.

Undergraduate Research Week Highlights

Opening Keynote Address
Monday, April 11, 2011
2:30pm DeWitt Center Theatre
“Making Explicit the Implicit: Defining Undergraduate Research”
Dr. Nancy Hensel,
Executive Officer of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance
Friday, April 15, 2011
2:30-5:00pm DeVos Fieldhouse
Featuring poster presentations by more than 200

Focus Sessions and Future Scholars

Throughout the week participants can enjoy performances in the arts, attend an art exhibit, hear panel discussions on the creative process and involvement in research, and learn from other presentations, all by our students.
There will also be an opportunity for young children to become inspired to be future scholars through interactive sessions scheduled in the spirit of the college’s popular summer science camp program.

Parent and the public are invited to attend the events.

Congressional Resolution
“Whereas undergraduate research is essential to pushing the Nation’s innovation agenda forward by increasing the interest and persistence among young people in the crucial science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and to cultivating the interest of would-be researchers who pursue a new aspiration of graduate education after participating in undergraduate research…
“Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives… supports the designation of ‘Undergraduate Research Week’

-- from H. Res. 1654, Nov. 16, 2010

Planning Committee:

Chris Barney, Biology
Jeff Brown, Engineering
Carl Dunker, Student
Kristi Dunn, Events and Conference Services
Linda Graham, Dance
Garrett Knoth, Admissions
Roselyn Lee, Communication
Tracey Nally, Sponsored Research
David O'Brien, Library
Greg Olgers, Public Relations
Bill Pannapacker, English
Gwenda Schmidt, Psychology
Valerie Winton, Student
Alfredo Gonzales, Dean for International and Multicultural Ed(co-organizer)
Moses Lee, Dean for NAS (co-organizer)