April 10, 2019

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.

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.

Panels, Sessions, and Films

There will be Panel Presentations and Sessions in Kirkhof Center 2215/2216, Kirkhof Center 2263, and Mary Idema Pew Multipurpose Room running 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Film & Video Presentations will be displayed in the Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM.

Exhibitions of Art

The Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space will host 2-D and 3-D student art March 27 - April 11, 2019.

An artist reception will be held on April 10, 2019 beginning at 4:00 PM.

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

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Abstract Book

SSD 2019 Abstract Book

Click on Cover photo to open the 2019 Abstract Book.

SSD Lunch: Preparing and Celebrating Graduate School Bound Students

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship and The Graduate School 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 10, 2019, as we celebrate your work and provide some tips as you prepare.

RSVP by April 3, 2019

The lunch will feature a panel of GVSU alumni who will share their experience of graduate school and how it has helped in their careers. The panel will be moderated by Jeffrey Potteiger, Dean of The Graduate School.

Isaac Clark

Isaac Clark

Isaac Clark, MPH, is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Public Health degree; emphasizing in the allied health sciences, health education, and health promotion. During the pursuit of his master's degree he worked as a Lead Research Consultant for GVSU's Knowledge Market, as well as becoming a professional for the university in a Library Specialist role. After completing his graduate studies in Public Health, he accepted a position at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in a role that helped address teen substance abuse within the state. Currently, he is a Medical Librarian at Western Michigan University's Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. In this position he is working to contribute to the advancement of the Medical Library and research within the WMed community, as well as serving as a resource for residents, and physicians in Kalamazoo, MI.

Jennifer Landino

Jennifer Landino

Jennifer Landino (GVSU, Class of 2011) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan. She completed her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University in 2018 in the department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Her research is focused on investigating how cells divide in order to better understand human development and disease. Jennifer’s Ph.D. research led to two first-author publications (Current Biology, 2016, and Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2018) along with invitations to present her work at both national and international scientific meetings. During her Ph.D. Jennifer also gained undergraduate teaching experience completing a Certificate in College Teaching at Vanderbilt University and participating in the ASPIRE Teaching Internship in collaboration with Fisk University in Nashville, TN.  Jennifer’s current research is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society.

Zach Madaj

Zach Madaj

Zach Madaj, a Grand Valley State alum (2012, mathematics), has worked in the Van Andel Research Institute's Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core as a biostatistician for the past 4 years.  He began working at the institute in February 2015 while completing an M.S. in biostatistics at the University of Michigan.  Much of Zach's day-to-day work involves analyzing Parkinson's disease, depression, or cancer data using the statistical programming language R; and helping principal investigators write grants and manuscripts.  The remainder of his time is devoted to giving seminars to the institute and developing new statistical tools/methods to improve translational biomedical research.

Erika VanDyke

Erika VanDyke

Erika VanDyke works with the Grand Rapids Foundation’s restricted funds, including the Nonprofit Technical Assistance fund and our regional affiliates, and takes a leadership role with the activities of the Youth Grant Committee. Erika was a Kent School Services Network Coordinator at West Elementary in Wyoming Public Schools. She loves to spend time reading at the beach in the sunshine, having happy hour with people who make her laugh, and watching The West Wing.

Promotional Materials Request

We can help you get the word out to your students! We would be happy to send you flyers, pluggers, and/or a Power Point file so that you can promote SSD to your student.

Submit your request online.

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