Homecoming highlight: STEM student research

Grove City College students will share their research projects with Homecoming visitors from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 on the lower level of STEM Hall on campus.

The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Student Research Showcase gives students an opportunity to present their research to alumni and friends of the College in a familiar environment. Students use this chance to practice presenting their work before attending research conferences in their fields.

“We believe that giving undergraduate students opportunities to do real research under the mentorship of expert faculty is essential to maintaining a vibrant learning environment,” said Dr. Timothy Mohr, interim dean of the Hopeman School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. “There is no better way to give students a taste of the creativity and joy of discovery that makes research rewarding.”

Grove City College gives students a variety of outlets to pursue undergraduate research. “Many faculty members maintain ongoing research projects throughout the school year, but the College also has dedicated significant resources to a summer program where students can do more intensive faculty-guided research,” Mohr said.

Research projects presented in the showcase include: “The Ant Robot” by Theo Stangebye ’20, Drew Hayward ’19, Logan Stahl ’20, Elizabeth Schwab ’19 and Luke Meier ’19, “Number Sequences for Truncated Cross Polytopes” by Anna Truman ’20, Grace Shook ’20 and Caleb Scutt ’20, and “Influenza Inoculum Dose and Disease Outcome” by Wei-En Lu ’18.

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