University of Vermont

Audio Slideshow: Student Research Conference

The 2010 edition of UVM's Student Research Conference occupied most of the fourth floor of the Davis Center from 8 a.m. setup until well past 4 p.m. on April 22 and attracted a crowd of observers.

In all, a record 229 students participated, almost a third more than last year, including 99 undergraduates. Among the noteworthy aspects of this year's event: more students than ever before from non-STEM disciplines (science, technology, math, and engineering) were represented.

"We made a serious effort to engage students in the social sciences and the fine arts, the humanities and the professions," said Honor College dean S. Abu Rizvi.

"The event was designed to emulate one that an association like the American Medical Association, the American Chemical Society, or the American Physical Society would put on," said Domenico Grasso, vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate College. "Any of the those conferences would be very similar to how we've organized this, so we can the give students a true, real-world experience. "

The event was co-sponsored by the Honors College and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Study.