More than 1,000 Sonoma State students and faculty have been showcasing their scholarship and research accomplishments this week as part of the university’s second annual Week of Research and Creativity. The week will conclude on Thursday, May 2, when students from the schools of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Education, and Business and Economics present their work from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the SSU Student Center.
What started four years ago as a one-day symposium for the research endeavours of undergraduate students has turned into a three-day gathering comprising multiple symposiums for students and faculty across all disciplines to present their work.
“The project of intellectual inquiry is wonderfully egalitarian, and it’s thrilling to see students and faculty who have dug into a question and have come up with findings that move the state of knowledge forward,” said Hollis Robbins, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.
On Monday, April 29, faculty and graduate students showcased their work, with some presenting on grant-funded projects. The Science Symposium followed on Tuesday, April 30, with undergraduate research presented from the School of Science and Technology and the WATERS program.
“This year’s Week of Research and Creativity was incredible,” said Lynn Stauffer, dean of the School of Science and Technology. “Tuesday’s Science Symposium had a record number of nearly 200 posters with 400 undergraduate student presenters showcasing their research to a packed Ballroom of students, faculty, community partners, donors and many other supporters of student success at SSU.”
The final symposium for the week will be held on Thursday, May 2. Undergraduate students from the schools of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Education, and Business and Economics will present at the Research and Creativity Symposium to be held in the Student Center, Ballroom A beginning at 4 p.m. Come support and be a part of the impactful research being done by the Sonoma State community.