Annual SPACE Conference Set for April 12


posted March 15, 2017

Pitt-Johnstown's annual undergraduate research conference - the Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry (SPACE) - is set for Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in the Living Learning Center. It is part of an eventful day on campus that also includes a STEM Conference and robotics team demonstration.

SPACE 2017

Attending this year’s event as guests of Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar are University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia Beeson.

A faculty showcase will start at 11:30 a.m. and Chancellor Gallagher is kicking off the undergraduate research program at 12:15 p.m. Dr. Spectar will follow with his remarks.

SPACE provides a forum for Pitt-Johnstown students from all disciplines to present their research, creative or scholarly projects to the campus community.

More than 150 will present at this year’s event.

SPACE is an annual opportunity for undergraduate students to present their independent scholarly and creative projects, including senior projects, undergraduate research, poetry and short fiction, internship reports, class projects, and professional portfolios.

Each student is given the opportunity to explain his/her project and answer questions from the audience.

SPACE has been a campus-wide venue by name since 2004. A similar event under a different name was offered in 2003.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

SPACE was sponsored by a Phi Kappa Phi Promotion of Excellence Grant and coordinated by chemistry professor Dr. Elisabeth Bell-Loncella.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is marking its 90th anniversary well as the 50th year of the campus in its Richland Township location. Pitt-Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.