Pitt-Johnstown to Host Second Annual Fall Research Symposium

Natalie Bombatch

posted September 25, 2014


The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is hosting its second annual Fall into Research: A Day of Scholarship from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Student Union Cambria Room on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. The event is open to the public.

The symposium provides a forum for faculty and undergraduate students to present their summer work during an informal evening of socializing and research and scholarship excellence. Innovative student and faculty research, and scholarly and creative projects will be presented, including several resulting from the Pitt-Johnstown and Windber Research Institute partnership, which focuses on internships/educational opportunities, faculty/scientist exchange, and scientific symposia; and the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR): Biodiversity program, which funds diversity themed research on the Pitt-Johnstown Natural Area.

Additional information is available by contacting Karen Lee at ktlee@pitt.edu or 269-2912 or Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell@pitt.edu or 269-2904.


Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for the RealWorld. The distinctive combination of our people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. 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.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been presented with The Seven Seals Award by the US Department of Defense’s office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).