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Belmont University Research Symposium

Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)


The Belmont University Research Symposium provides Belmont students an opportunity to present the findings of their independent research projects, listen to distinguished speakers, and enjoy the company of fellow researchers.  Below you will find a general schedule for the events of BURS and a detailed schedule with specific locations for student presentations. 

 

April 11, 2019

BURS Keynote Address

5:00 PM

4094 Janet Ayers Academic Center

 

 “What the Maggot in My Scalp Taught

Me about the Process of Science.”

 

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Dan Riskin, Ph,D.
Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga
Host, Monsters Inside Me on Animal Planet

Dr. Riskin received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and is a world-renowned expert on bat biology, evolution, and biomechanics. He is the host of Animal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me and the author of the book - Mother Nature is trying to Kill You. He’s been on The Tonight Show, the Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and a number of specials on Discovery Channel. 

 

SEATING IS LIMITED! 

DOORS WILL CLOSE AT 5:05 P.M.

 

 

Please join us for a reception honoring
Dr. Riskin prior to the keynote address
BURS Reception:  4:30-5:00 PM
4094 Janet Ayers Academic Center

 

April 11, 2019
Student presentations

BURS 2019 Schedule and Abstracts 

12:30 pm
Political Science I
Inman Health Science Bldg. 240

2:00 pm
Social Work
Inman Health Science Bldg. 211

3:00 pm
Curb College, AET, M.S. Audio Engineering I
Massey Center 413

3:30 pm
Bell Core
Massey Center 210

Chemistry
Inman Health Science Bldg. 312

Foreign Languages
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 5005

History
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 5001

Honors Artist Studio I
Johnson Center 303

Honors I
Massey Center 209A

Honors III
Massey Center 209B

Music
Hitch 235

Philosophy
Massey Center 304

Political Science II
McWhorter Hall 108

Theatre I
Johnson Center 324

Theatre II
Johnson Center 327

4:00 pm
English I and II
Inman Health Science Bldg. 340

5:30 pm
Art and Design
Johnson Center 422

Communication Studies
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 5003

Honors Artist Studio II
Johnson Center 303

Honors Artist Studio III
Johnson Center 324

Honors Artist Studio IV
Johnson Center 327

Honors II
McWhorter Hall 209A

Political Science III
McWhorter Hall 108

Psychological Science I-IV
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 5005

Psychological Science II
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 5008

Psychological Science III
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 5010

Sociology
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 2096

6:15 pm
Biology I/Biochemistry & Molecular 
Biology/Environmental Science
McWhorter Hall 429

Biology II
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 1045

Honors – Biology/Neuroscience
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 5001

6:30 pm
Curb College, AET, M.S. Audio Engineering II
McWhorter Hall 413

Mathematics & Computer Science
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 2143

Public Relations
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 1037

College of Theology and Christian Ministry
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 2080

7:00 pm
Asian Studies
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 2090

English II
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 2141

8:00 pm
Biology III
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 1045

Biology IV
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 1044

Biology V
Janet Ayers Academic Ctr 2140

 

INFORMATION NEEDED FOR BURS STUDENT PRESENTERS, FACULTY RESEARCH ADVISORS, AND DEPARTMENTAL SESSION REPRESENTATIVES

Student Presenters and Faculty Research Advisor Information:

1. Write your BURS abstract using the guidelines in the link below.

2. Submit abstract to your faculty research advisor who will forward to their BURS departmental session representative. Abstracts should be submitted by the advisors, not individual students.

 

Faculty Departmental Session Representative Information:

1. Compile all abstracts from your department/area using the guidelines in the link below.

2. Submit abstracts as individual Word documents for each session to Libby Severson (libby.severson@belmont.edu). All final submissions are DUE to Libby Severson by March 21.

3. Print convocation forms to be distributed at your sessions during BURS. Please see link below.

All final submissions are DUE to Libby Severson (libby.severson@belmont.edu) by March 21.

Program information should be published online (http://www.belmont.edu/burs/) by March 28.

Also available below is a link to guidelines for BURS student abstracts submissions. Abstracts should be submitted by the advisors, not individual students.   

Departmental Session Submission Guidelines

BURS Student Abstract Submission Guidelines

BURS Convocation Form

 

 

April 12, 2019
Scholarship Award Speaker
Nancy Darr, PT, DSc, NCS
Professor, School of Physical Therapy
Belmont University
10:00 a.m.
JAAC 1034