A day dedicated to research


Research and Creativity Day is a time where Emporia State students—graduate and undergraduate alike—present their research findings to the public. And the most recent event in April resulted in the largest turnout ever experienced in the 25-plus years of hosting the event.

“This year we had 65 participants, and we even had Fort Hays State University students participate in our event,” said Pam Fillmore, grants manager for Emporia State. “Next year, we’ll be inviting more surrounding universities to join in the fun,” she added.

Research topics were varied—everything from the effects of sidewalk chalk to the influences of advertising. The activity is an opportunity for faculty, students, and the community to learn about all the research that has been collected during the school year.

Participants have a chance for scholarships and awards, but the overall goal of the event is to give the students experience. “This day helps students excel professionally by being more prepared for public speaking, conferences, and how to present their results,” said Fillmore.

Emporia State’s next Research and Creativity Day is scheduled for May 2, 2013.


--Excerpted from Emporia State University Student Experience magazine