Wander into University of the Sciences’ annual Research Day, and you’ll find nearly 100 posters describing cutting-edge research in varied fields. Standing next to them are the University’s brightest students, doing what veteran scientists do: holding their work up to the scrutiny of their peers and answering questions about methodology, results and conclusions.
In addition to celebrating intellectual discovery, Research Day fosters a sense of community within the University and prepares students to join the ranks of working researchers.
“The young undergraduate students love it because they come professionally dressed and ready to talk about their research,” says Dr. Shanaz Tejani-Butt, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies who directs the event. “The graduate students like it because they can showcase what their research is all about. And faculty are proud to walk around saying, ‘My students did that.’”