To student participants, we offer congratulations on your achievements and your quality
research. Your projects are testaments of your hard work, determination, perseverance,
and commitment, and a monument to the dedication of your faculty mentors. The skills
you have learned, the ability to define a question, collect and organize information
relevant to that question, evaluate and ultimately use the new knowledge, will be
useful in many facets of your lives.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the judges for giving so graciously of
your time and expertise. Each year the judges come from a wide variety of disciplines
and scholarly traditions. One of the advantages of an event such as this is the opportunity
it provides students to interact with faculty and gain valuable feedback on their
Again, thanks to all participating for your cooperation, support, and enthusiasm.
Our gratitude goes out to the Rose Theatre for hosting the forum this year. Their
staff ensured a first-rate experience for all forum participants. We hope you enjoy
this year’s research forum and best wishes for your continued success.
Karen Weddle-West, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Graduate Programs
Melinda Jones, Ph.D., Director, University Honors Program