Annual Research Conference 2018

Ellie Julson: ARC 2017 presenter
Ellie Julson: ARC 2017 presenter

Call for proposal submissions: Deadline Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Inver Hills Community College is hosting the Inver Hills Annual Research Conference 2018 Wednesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 19, 2018, on the college’s main campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Conference hours are 8 a.m.–4 p.m. and 6 p.m.–7 p.m. both days. The theme for 2018 is Our Moral Compass: Navigating to More Meaningful Success.

Lisa Tracy, Inver Hills biology faculty and Annual Research Conference Committee chair, reported that the yearly conference gives Inver Hills students the opportunity to showcase their scholarly research via poster sessions and oral presentations in the Fine Arts building lobby.

“You can support our students by attending their sessions and presentations during the conference,” Lisa said. “You can also attend special panels and sessions as well as  talks by our keynote speakers, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, MDiv, associate professor of justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas, and Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, Center for Applied Ethics director at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Taiyon J. Coleman, PhD, assistant professor of English Literature at St. Catherine University, is presenting on the topic, ‘One Writer Shares Her Story.’ We are looking for conference volunteers as well as individuals who would like to host a panel or special session, or present their own work.”

For conference details, read:
“Inver Hills Annual Research Conference 2018” on Inver Hills News.

Or visit the official ARC 2018 website.

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Lisa added that presentations do not have to fit the 2018 theme. “While many faculty, staff and students will want to present within the theme, any scholarly work or research is welcome,” she said. “Research can be formal, semi-formal, creative or exploratory.”

Students, staff and faculty can submit a proposal via the Annual Research Conference 2018 website. Proposal submission deadline is Wednesday, March 28, 2018. If you plan to include a large group or whole class, the Annual Research Committee can work with you directly to make sure the schedule fits.

Submit a proposal
Deadline: March 28, 2018

ARC 2017 presenters on their research topics…

Elizabeth (Ellie) Julson

Neuroscience student

Ellie has plans to transfer to the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Her long-range goal is a career in ophthalmology. Her presentation topic at the Annual Research Conference 2017 was “Monitoring the Worldwide Spread of Bd Fungus Amongst Amphibians.”

Inver Hills Annual Research Conference 2018

Our Moral Compass: Navigating to More Meaningful Success

Inver Hills Students, Staff and Faculty
Keynote Speakers:
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, MDiv and Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8 a.m.–4 p.m. and 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Thursday April 19, 2018
8 a.m.–4 p.m. and 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Fine Arts Building
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Larissa Marques

International student from Brazil; studying business

Larissa’s transfer options include Metropolitan State University, the University of Minnesota or Augsburg College. Her presentation at the Annual Research Conference 2017 focused on human trafficking. The title was “Changing Lives Is Not Impossible.”

To learn more about the Inver Hills Annual Research Conference 2018, contact:

Lisa Tracy
Biology Faculty
ARC Committee Chair

ARC Committee members:

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