The 2018 URSCI Expo and Global Learning Symposium

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Download the 2018 URSCI Expo and Global Learning Symposium Program (pdf)

This day-long event, held annually the first week of April, has become a highlight of Dominican’s academic year. In recent years, approximately 10 percent of the undergraduate population has participated by:

  • Giving oral presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Exhibiting their artwork

Fellow students can support the presenters and look for inspiration for their own research projects.

Recent Expo presentations included:
  • Organic chemistry (Coffee Grounds: The Future Fuel for Cars)
  • Apparel merchandising (Rebel Rousers: Analyzing the Boy’s Clothing Market)
  • Computer science (Cloud Data Services)
  • Music (The Evolution of the Modern Bass Guitar)
What is the URSCI Expo?

The URSCI Expo is a daylong showcase of Dominican University undergraduate students’ distinctive and independent research, scholarship and creative investigations. These presentations have been gathered from students who have received Undergraduate Research Support Awards, gained funding as Summer Scholars, completed Degree with Distinction Projects in the Honors Program, or have received faculty support and notice for other strong academic work. The 2018-19 Expo will be held on April 4, 2018, in Parmer Hall.

If you have any questions about the URSCI Expo, please contact:
Marion Weedermann
Professor and URSCI Director

What is the Global Learning Symposium?

The Global Learning Symposium (GLS) is a public opportunity for students to share experiences that have shaped their global understanding. We welcome applications from students who have achieved those insights as international students, through studying abroad, or by working across cultural divides at home through community-based service or immigration experiences.

For questions regarding the Global Learning Symposium, please contact:
Paul Simpson
AEC Executive Director

After the Expo

For some students, presenting at Expo is just a taste of future successes. Recently, several Dominican students presented their research at professional scholarly conferences in their field. 

  • A psychology major won a Regional Research award from Psi Chi (the national honor society in psychology), along with the opportunity to present at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting.
  • Another psychology student received a travel award and the opportunity to present at the annual Society for Neuroscience meetings.
  • An English major traveled to the United Kingdom to present her undergraduate research project at a professional meeting (New Directions in Austen Studies).

“When one does any kind of meaningful independent research, there should always be a public outcome, whether it’s a presentation, a paper or an exhibit. Sharing your results with others is an important part of being a scholar.”
–Rebecca Pliske, PhD, Founding Director of URSCI & Professor, Psychology Department

Expo Resources
Past Programs, Overview and Abstracts: