Student Research Showcase

Life of the Scholar Conference to Feature Original Academic Work

Dozens of Gardner-Webb University students will showcase their original research in a variety of disciplines during the annual Life of the Scholar (LOTS) Multidisciplinary Conference on Saturday, March 25.

Undergraduate and graduate students will present research on an array of topics, ranging from social justice to science to music, in the Tucker Student Center and other locations across campus.

The day begins with registration at 8:00 AM and opening remarks at 8:30 AM. Presentation sessions, which are open to members of the campus community and the public, are set to begin at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

Among the outstanding students scheduled to participate, the University’s seven most recent Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars will be featured. Each scholar spent five weeks of a summer term working 40 hours a week on a research topic, while receiving funding support and mentoring by a dedicated member of the faculty.

Since its inception by Dr. Les Brown, GWU Professor Emeritus of Biology, the LOTS Multidisciplinary Conference has allowed Gardner-Webb students to share their research with the community, stimulate creative thinking, and enhance their resumes with a professional conference credit.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LOTS, this year’s conference will recognize Dr. Les Brown and his wife, GWU Professor Emerita of English Dr. Joyce Brown, for their instrumental roles in forming the conference to create scholarly opportunities for Gardner-Webb students. Both will make presentations during lunch.

The conference will conclude around 3:00 PM with awards.