PASSHE STEM conference accepting applications

Maria Glotfelter
Features Editor

The PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is now accepting undergraduate proposals. Research for the following disciplines is permissible to submit: Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Information Sciences/ Technology, Engineering & Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Geography, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Therapeutic Recreation.

Undergraduate conferences are a great opportunity for college students to get experience in presenting and researching. For aspiring graduate school students, having a conference or two under your belt can help set you apart from the pack when applying to graduate school. Students attending the PASSHE conference will have the opportunity to present their research in possibly a poster display format or through an oral presentation. As of now, the tentative agenda has a lunch buffet scheduled for attenders, as well as a complimentary breakfast.

The deadline for applying is Friday, September 30, 2016, at 5:00pm, and the actual conference will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This year, the PASSHE conference is hosted by our very own Millersville University. In order to apply, students should have a research mentor and be prepared to write a short abstract (maximum 150 words). The online application will simultaneously serve as a registration form should a student’s proposal be accepted for PASSHE. Students looking for financial aid can reach out to the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Administration. The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Administration may be able to help students in the following areas: funding searches, proposal writing, budget construction, and institutional research board approval. In order to receive funding for research, students must fill out a grant request form. PASSHE offers a unique chance at original research for science disciplines and should not be passed up by students.