Georgia Southern University

Phi Kappa Phi symposium features student research

Campus and community are invited to attend the Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium on Friday, April 11. Presentations are scheduled throughout the morning in Rooms 3302 and 3314 in the College of Information Technology, and poster sessions are planned from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 3301. The symposium recognizes student research projects from all academic fields.

The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a reception and continue at 8:45 with remarks by Janet O’Brien, Symposium Chair, Georgia Southern President Bruce Grube, Georgia Southern Provost Linda Bleicken, and Teresa Thompson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

The symposium committee has approved 13 research projects for presentation and 12 research projects for poster sessions. Research topics vary from ‘An Argument for Bilingual Education in Early Childhood Education” to ‘Effective Grief and Coping during the First Year of Spousal Loss” to ‘Simulation and Analysis of a Two-way Crossover, Bioequivalence Study Following a Two-Compartment Pharmacokinetic Model of an Oral Singe Dose.”

Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and largest collegiate honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all disciplines. Since its founding in 1897, more than 1 million members have been initiated.

Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on nearly 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

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