Wednesday, May 24, 2006
OU students participate in 14th annual Meeting of MindsBy Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
More than 95 Oakland University students along with students from the University of Michigan’s Flint and Dearborn campuses participated in the 14th annual Meeting of Minds held at UM Dearborn on May 19.
The conference of scholarly work is open to undergraduate students from all majors. Through oral and poster presentations, students present information on research they have conducted. Oral presentations were more formal and organized into concurrent sessions where students spoke about their work, answered questions and received feedback during a brief discussion period. The poster presentations were informal and students spoke about their work in a one-on-one setting.
Meeting of Minds participants also are eligible to have their work published in a Meeting of Minds journal of undergraduate research, an important venue for students looking to continue in research or graduate school.
“Meeting of Minds is an effective platform to showcase the research, scholarship and creative works of our students. We thank the partnership between the three public institutions of higher education for providing this unique experience to their undergraduates,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Virinder Moudgil. “In this setting, students are more relaxed and comfortable among their peers, but make professional-level presentations. The graduates with such experience are the future leaders and economic backbone of our society.”
The 2007 Meeting of Minds will take place at the University of Michigan-Flint. Students interested in participating should look for registration material on the Meeting of Minds Web site in February. The event will be held in late spring.