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Student research celebrated April 24

BOONE — The 11th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors at Appalachian State University will be held April 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union. It is sponsored by the Office of Student Research.

The event features 125 Appalachian undergraduate and graduate students sharing their knowledge through oral presentations or research papers, poster presentations, studio and performing arts demonstrations, and technology showcases. Their work represents nearly every academic discipline at Appalachian.

“Learning through involvement in research and/or creative endeavors is one of the most meaningful experiences in our students’ education,” said Alan Utter, director of the Office of Student Research and a professor in the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science.

“Many students find that engagement in research provides a context and meaning to their academic program. They also learn about their personal strengths and interests, making future career choices easier. In addition, students who engage in research and creative endeavors persist in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree at a higher rate than comparison groups.”

To view the schedule of student research presentations, visit For more information, contact the Office of Student Research at 262-7655.