(San Antonio, July 18, 2017) – Several area high school and undergraduate students will be given the opportunity to present their research in a formal setting for the very first time at the UTSA TRiO Research Symposium.
Approximately 155 students from the UTSA TRiO Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search programs are presenting their summer research projects and competing for top honors on Friday, July 21, 2017 and Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the UTSA Main Campus.
In addition, about 15 McNair Scholars at UTSA will present their research, focusing on the humanities, social sciences and STEM related topics, to name a few.
The symposium, now in its 7th year, prepares students for their next level of higher education by giving them the opportunity to perform research and present their findings.
Each TRiO program has a summer component where students focus on general researching skills and techniques, while developing their critical thinking and presentation skills.
“The TRiO Research Symposium provides underserved and underrepresented populations research experience at an early age,” said Darrell Balderrama, director of Retention and TRiO Programs in the UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives. “Through the TRiO programs, many students are mentored by top-tier faculty who have extensive research experience and help mentor students by providing the academic support and guidance they need to complete their projects.”
To prepare for the symposium, high school students, with the help of TRiO staff and instructors, collaborated with their peers to develop a group research project.
Both high school and undergraduate students will present their research posters, which will be reviewed and scored by judges. The groups will display their summer projects during a poster presentation showcase in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2017.
On Saturday morning, July 22, 2017, families will get to view the research projects their students have been working on during a research showcase. Mayor, Ron Nirenberg, will serve as the keynote speaker and the showcase will include student presentations and an awards ceremony where top honors will be awarded a $500 dollar scholarship towards tuition and fees at UTSA.
The UTSA Institute of P-20 Initiatives facilitates academic access for historically underserved students. Its TRiO programs give low-income and first-generation college bound students the opportunity to improve their grades, and enroll and graduate from a higher education institution.
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