More than 200 research projects designed by students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will be on display Friday, March 7, at UNO’s Sixth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair.
Hosted in the UNO Criss Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., representatives from all six colleges at UNO and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering will be on hand to showcase and discuss their research and/or creative activity.
The event is open to anyone in the UNO or Omaha communities.
Topics at this year’s fair will range from detecting toxic water sources in Peru, mental health connections to family violence and rural healthcare innovations to an album recording featuring a choir of flautists.
“It is a wonderful celebration of our students’ work. I am humbled by the amazing passion and intellect evidenced by the projects presented,” said Scott Snyder, associate vice chancellor for research and creative activity. “It is an honor to witness the scholarship of our students, who are full partners in the present and the future of research and creative activity at UNO.”
The fair, which is sponsored by UNO’s Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) and the Criss Library, features students ranging from undergraduate to Ph.D., with cash awards for the best projects.
Awards will be handed out at a special ceremony, at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 10, at the W.H. Thompson Alumni Center on UNO’s Dodge Street Campus. There will be winners in the categories of “poster presentations/exhibits” and “oral presentations/performance.”
The day will consist of a morning session that runs from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Posters and exhibits will be on display all day in the Criss Library.
Judges for each category are members of the Omaha community and are made up of business and non-profit leaders, UNO alumni and other friends of the University.
The full schedule is available here.
Questions about the Student Research and Creative Activity Fair should be directed to Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at email@example.com or by phone at 402.554.2129.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.