Join us next week for the 3rd Annual Skyline College Undergraduate Symposium of Academic Research (uSOAR) in Bldg.6! 

DATE:  Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 

TIME:    4:00 p.m. – 6:00  p.m

PLACE:  Building 6 

FREE and Open to All!

uSOAR will feature:

  • Over 20 student-researchers who will share their posters and panel presentations
  • A panel of educator-researchers who will discuss their research experiences
  • A student leadership panel with current students and Skyline College alumni
  • Faculty and Student Keynote Speakers

On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, Chemistry Professor Susanne Schubert will introduce our uSOAR Student Keynote Speaker Mowen Tan, who will share her speech on “Treasures for the Future.” Professors Jennifer Merrill, Rachel Cunningham, and Susanne Schubert will moderate student research presentation panels featuring topics in academic disciplines from Psychology, Data Science, Biology, and Communication Studies. Students will present topics such as “Robotic Arm” by Gabriel Hapin, “How Electronic Use Has Affected the Sleep Quality of College Students” by Maya Lip, and “Big Brother Data Analysis” by participants of the WinterScholars Program. The day will conclude with a student leadership panel, facilitated by Professor Jennifer Merrill and Honors Transfer Program student moderator Isaiah Angeles, featuring both Skyline College current students and alumni associated with on-campus programs such as Project Change, Associated Students, and the Skyline View. 

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, the day’s events will begin with English Professor Janice Sapigao introducing our faculty keynote speaker, Ethnic Studies Professor A. Villela-Smith. The day will continue with three interdisciplinary student research presentation panels featuring several students, including those discussing topics such as “Elemental Energy: The Potential of Hydrogen Fuel Cells” by Anaya Pant, “Liminality in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer and The Committed” by TuongVan Do, and “The Environmental Injustice at Cancer Alley and Hinkley” by Julio Lau. The day’s events will conclude with an educator research panel, facilitated by Librarian Pia Walawalkar and Honors Transfer Program student moderator Lawrence Legaspi, featuring Skyline College faculty and professional staff: Amir Esfahani, Ricardo Flores, Denise Hum, Mustafa Popal, and Michael Song. 

Please register here if you’d like to attend any part of the 3rd Annual Skyline College uSOAR Undergraduate Symposium of Academic Research

Article by Janice Sapigao

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