Posted on April 1, 2016 by Christopher Thrall

Twice a year, Augustana students present their research to faculty, fellow students, and the community at the Student Academic Conference.

Picture1Twice a year, Augustana students present their research to faculty, fellow students, and the community at the Student Academic Conference. These presentations come from independent study projects or group work in their classes.

Not only does this SAC promise diverse presentations and multidisciplinary content, organizer Stacey Rempel also mentioned a higher number of posters, art, and visual components this time around. These additions will undoubtedly add a creative flair to the students’ research.

Rempel pointed out that presenting undergraduate research is not an opportunity all universities have, and Augustana offers a safe place to do so. Not only does presenting help students see the real world application of their work, it also allows them to support one another and learn outside of their discipline.

Dean Allen Berger stated that he is impressed by the work of Augustana students every term at SAC, and encourages everyone to come.

Berger goes on to note “undergraduate research is one of the most powerful differentiating features for Augustana graduates when they compete for jobs or admissions to graduate school after their studies here.”

Kate Gael

Student Academic Conference (SAC)
6 – 10pm  |  Monday, April 4

Check out the schedule of presentations here and plan your evening accordingly! If you need some suggestions…

  • Stephanie Gruhlke will talk about finding women’s liberation within religion
  • Carly Heck looks at demographic influencers on aesthetic perception
  • Zoraa Lutas considers body politics in public breastfeeding
  • Thomas Trombetta explores gender and sexuality empowerment
  • Evan Whitfield examines bat identification through echolocation

And there are many, many more – including poster presentations and refreshments! We hope to see you there.


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