Fall 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium Earns High Marks

A&T’s Alumni-Foundation Event Center was the setting for yet another successful undergraduate research symposium. Each fall and spring, undergraduate students who are pursuing research, accompanied by their faculty mentors, gather for a poster competition, oral presentations, keynote address and research-oriented workshops. This fall’s symposium also featured a real-time research survey exercise to measure student screen time habits over a 24-hour period.

Around 100 students attended the event, representing research initiatives across all N.C. A&T Colleges. Emeka Anazia, N.C. A&T alumnus, presented the keynote address, inspiring students to achieve academic success through his program Acing the Undergrad. “Our fall event sets the stage for the year’s research,” explains Lando Little, the event’s coordinator. “It is a great indicator of student research involvement for the academic year, and we are pleased to see our highest participation levels in the history of the symposia.”