Students Present Research at Michigan Academy
Alma College will host the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters’ 2012 annual conference on Friday, March 2. With 32 sections of student and faculty presentations, audiences can expect to hear topics ranging from business administration to zoology.
This non-profit organization, which was founded in 1894, initially focused solely on the sciences, but now includes the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Supported by 32 member institutions, the Michigan Academy promotes the exchange of knowledge throughout the academy and across the state of Michigan.
“This organization is unusual in its broad and multidisciplinary focus,” explains Karen Gross, director of the Michigan Academy. “There are many state academies that focus solely on sciences. We do it all.”
A student presents research at Alma College's Honors Day. Students also may present at the annual Michigan Academy conference.
A member’s reception and planetarium show in the Dow Science Center opens the conference on Thursday, March 1. The next day is full of presentations, with a luncheon held between noon and 2 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Ed Lorenz, Reid-Knox Professor of History and Political Science at Alma College.
The Kapp Award, for outstanding undergraduate research, and the Cohn Prize, for professors who present outstanding papers about law and public policy, will be awarded during the conference.
Alma College has been the administrative home of the Michigan Academy since 2004.
“I’m glad that Alma is hosting the 2012 conference since the Michigan Academy is housed and supported here,” says Gross.
All abstracts from the research presentations are printed in the Michigan Academician, an academic journal published by the Academy. Members receive a subscription to the journal as a benefit of membership.
For more information,visit the Michigan Academy Website at: http://www.themichiganacademy.org.
Posted: Thu, February 23rd, 2012 at 4:15PM