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SVC to Host 19th Annual Academic Conference

SVC to Host 19th Annual Academic Conference

by Public Relations | April 19, 2022

LATROBE, PA – After being presented virtually in both 2020 and 2021, the 19th annual Saint Vincent College Academic Conference will take place in-person on the Saint Vincent College campus at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, April 20th. There will be two sessions: the first running from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm and the second running from 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm.

Oral and poster presentations will be held at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion, and art projects will be displayed in the Verostko Center for the Arts, which is located on the second floor of the Latimer Family Library.

The Academic Conference is a multi-disciplinary exhibition of students’ research, creative work and accomplishments. Through oral presentations, poster exhibits, and artistic works, students display their senior thesis research, significant class projects, and more.

In all, the work of more than 200 students, representing all three schools of Saint Vincent College (The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; The Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing; and The Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government) will be available for viewing. The work those students will be presenting include more than 50 oral presentations and more than 80 poster presentations.

Dr. I. Mitch Taylor, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Sarah Dumnich, assistant professor of mathematics, are the faculty co-chairs of this year’s Academic Conference. Members of the Academic Conference faculty committee include Dr. Tim Kelly, professor of history; Dr. Devin Fava, associate professor of psychological science; Dr. Terrance Smith, assistant professor of business; Dr. Derek Breid, assistant professor of engineering; Dr. Annie-Laurie Nichols, assistant professor of communication; and Dr. Peter Smyntek, assistant professor of interdisciplinary science. 

The official program, which includes background information on each student project featured at the Academic Conference, can be found at this link.




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