April 12, 2017

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be given throughout the day beginning at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.

Located throughout the Kirkhof Center.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed throughout the day beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM. Student presenters will be available for at least one hour next to the poster.

Located in the Henry Hall Atrium and the Grand River Room of Kirkhof Center.

Panels and Live Performances

There will be Panel Presentations in Kirkhof Center, and Film & Video Presentations displayed in the Mary Idema Pew Library.

Exhibitions of Art

Beginning on April 1 and running through April 16, 2017, the Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space will host 2-D and 3-D student art.

An artist reception will be held on April 12, 2017 beginning at 5:30 PM.

The wall in the Kirkhof Center Lobby will also have the fishladder exhibit on display.

Students enrolled in Prof. Joe Jacquot's Ornithology, the study of birds, were asked to select an art medium of their choice and compose a work inspired by birds. This work needed to reflect some aspect of avian biology, which should be clear in their artist statement. These works will be displayed on April 12, 2017 in 2215/2216 Kirkhof Center throughout the day.

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Abstract Book

SSD 2017 Abstract Book

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SSD Lunch: Preparing and Celebrating Graduate School Bound Students

Student Scholars Day is hosting a lunch for GVSU students, and their faculty mentors, who are preparing for graduate school programs. If you have been accepted or applied to a Graduate School program, please join us on April 12, 2017, as we celebrate your work and provide some tips as you prepare.

RSVP by April 5, 2017

We are pleased to welcome two GVSU alums as the Keynote speakers: Dr. Delia Fernandez and Nico Fernandez. The talk is entitled, "Do’s and Don’ts: Handling the Many Transitions of Graduate School."

Dr. Delia Fernandez

Dr. Fernández is a historian of Latina/o history. She completed her B.A. in History at Grand Valley State University in 2010, her Master’s in History in 2012 from Ohio State University, and her doctorate in  history in 2015, also at Ohio State. Her  work focuses on how Latina/os use panethnic identity to garner more political, social, and economic rights in the twentieth century. Her research and teaching interests also include the intersections of race, ethnicity, and sexuality in American history. She is currently working on a book length manuscript that focuses on Latino migration, panethnic identity, community formation, and activism among Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Grand Rapids, Michigan from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Dr. Delia Fernandez

Nico Fernandez

Nico Fernandez is a PhD candidate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University.  He received his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University in 2014.  His research at Michigan State focuses on bacterial second messenger signaling and biofilm formation in the human pathogens Vibrio choleraeEscherichia coli O104:H4, and Burkholderia cenocepacia.  Upon graduation, he wishes to continue his research as a postdoctoral researcher and, ultimately, as a professor at a university.

Nico Fernandez

Keynote Lecture: The importance of models dynamics of extinction and their drivers from the Miocene to the last 40 years

Dr. Liliana M. Dávalos
7:00 PM
2204 Pere Marquette, Kirkhof Center

Liliana M. Dávalos is Associate Professor of Conservation Biology at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. She is interested in the forces shaping biodiversity in time and space, including effects from human activities. Her research focuses on the evolution of species and trait diversity, and on how to conserve ecosystems today and into the future. Professor Dávalos is a 2013 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow for outstanding early career, a 2012 National Academies of Sciences Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, and has advised the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime on statistical analyses of deforestation since 2007. She is coauthor of the 2016 World Drug Report, responsible for thematic subsections on environmental sustainability.

Learn more about the Dávalos Lab.

Learn more about the Keynote Lecture.

Dr. David Wineland

Dr. Liliana M. Dávalos
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

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