Libraries Support Research and Creative Activity Expo [photo essay] – OHIO University Libraries

Libraries Support Research and Creative Activity Expo [photo essay]

On Thursday, April 6 the Convocation Center was alive with innovation as students showcased their research and creativity as part of OHIO’s 2017 Student Expo.

Supported by the Libraries’ Vernon R. and Marion Alden Endowment, the annual event had no shortage of projects, as hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and medical students gathered to present original work.

This year was one of the biggest research fairs to date, said David Descutner, interim president, in a newsletter to the OHIO community. “The Expo serves as a valuable motivational tool for students, showcasing how knowledge gained in their classes can lead to innovation,” said Descutner.

With more than 2,000 visitors, the Expo hosted student reserch and more than a hundred judges reviewed an impressive array of student projects including: connecting popular culture to fashion; how athletes deal with pressure to perform; and establishing support programs for families with autistic children, among many more too numerous to list.

Each year the Libraries presents its own awards for undergraduate, graduate, librarian’s choice and connection to the Libraries for outstanding work—some of the awardees and their work are highlighted below.

For more photos visit the Libraries Flickr page.

Scott Seaman, dean of University Libraries, presents the first place winner of the Library Connection Award to Sidney Travis, a junior in anthropology, for her research project: “Digital Dissection and Study of Fossil Mammals using Aviso and MorphoTester.” (John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries)
Phoenix Crane, a senior in psychology, received the second place Undergraduate Award for her project: “The POWER of Consent: An Evaluation of Peer-Based Consent Programming in Sexual Assault Prevention.” (John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries)
Enakshi Roy, a doctoral student in journalism, talks about her project to Scott Seaman, dean of University Libraries, at the Student Expo, April 7, 2017. (John Michael Simpson /Ohio University Libraries)
Zulfia Zaher, a doctoral student in the School of Media arts and Studies, is presented with the second place Graduate Student Award for her research: “The Syrian Exodus.”  (John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries)
Karie Whitman, a graduate student in environmental studies, received the Librarian’s Choice Award for her project: “Improving Conservation Outcomes in a Biodiversity Hotspot.” (John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries)
Kaili Boarman, a graduate student in evolutionary biology, talks about her research with Scott Seaman, dean of University Libraries, at the Student Expo, April 7, 2017. (John Michael impson/Ohio University Libraries)


(From left) Annie Chester , a senior in world religions and global studies, and Alena Klimas, studying political science and global studies, were first place winners of the Libraries Undergraduate Award for their research: “Urban Agriculture as a Sustainable Solution in Amman.” (John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries)