A Student Research and Creativity Conference
Friday, April 25, 2014
Please note: Classes will be in session as normally scheduled on Friday, April 25.
In 1997, SUNY Cortland established Scholars’ Day, a day-long conference devoted to showcasing the wide array of scholarship, research and creative activities occurring on campus. Over the years, Scholars’ Day became a highlight of the academic year, continuing in 2012 with a new emphasis on student research and the new name Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference.
As noted above, this event focuses on student research, defined as an original investigation or creative activity through the primary efforts of a student or group of students. This work should show problem-solving skills and demonstrate new conceptual outcomes. We are encouraged and invigorated by the increasing level of student research that we are seeing at SUNY Cortland and understand that it is only possible through the ongoing efforts of faculty who provide leadership and mentoring to our students.
There are many reasons why we chose the name Transformations. First of all, it is through the process of research and creative activity that we make discoveries that produce new knowledge and understandings that transform our disciplines. Secondly, the world around us can be transformed through meaningful applications of this new knowledge. Finally, we know that we can transform students’ lives by providing them with opportunities to participate in original research and creative projects.
Generally the event begins with a keynote address beginning at 12:30 p.m. and presentations continuing until 6:30 p.m. The day also features a poster session from 1:45-2:45 p.m. In addition to attendance by members of the campus community, invitations are extended to area high schools, our elected representatives and to the Cortland community at large.
Support for Transformations has been provided by the President's Office, the Provost's Office and Vice President for Academic Affairs Office, The Cortland College Foundation and Auxiliary Services Corporation. Special thanks to the Student Alumni Association for providing volunteers for Transformations.
For more information or to obtain Call for Participation forms, please contact the arts and sciences dean’s office by phone at 607-753-4312 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.