Celebration of Student Scholarship Set for April 23

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The annual Celebration of Student Scholarship will be held on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.

This year’s Celebration will showcase posters as well as oral presentations from students who have conducted independent research over the past year. The subjects range from biology to criminal justice, from theatre to literature. The topics of the presentations are even more diverse. Students will present such as in-depth research into the palace of Versailles, the environmental physics of a thrown baseball, the effects of hydraulic “fracking” and the volatile politics of Syria. 

The Celebration of Student Scholarship has its roots in a proposal made 10 years ago by Professors Ann Shaver and Elaine Bartgis that Fairmont State should have an annual symposium for students to present the results of their outstanding work.  The first Celebration was ably put together in April 2002 by Professor Angela Schwer and continued under the sponsorship of the Honors Program until six years ago when Dr. Phillip Mason expanded the Celebration and gave it the shape it has today.