Lincoln Holds Inaugural Scholars Day Symposium

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – More than 30 Lincoln University researchers gathered at the International Cultural Center on April 12 to highlight students’ academic research.

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President Brenda A. Allen

“We gathered to celebrate the power of research,” said Brenda A. Allen, president of Lincoln University, who greeted the researchers early Thursday morning. “We also wanted to celebrate the power of collaboration among students, faculty, and staff.”

Presenters at the symposium included undergraduate students as well as faculty and staff members. Researchers presented data from a wide array of disciplines including education, allied health, life and physical sciences, fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

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Vanessa McRae

“The students displayed outstanding scholarly skills,” said Vanessa McRae, director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Student Engagement. “Their presentations showed that they can think critically and work on complex ideas.”

“It’s great to see so many students engaging in research,” said Jalen Scott-Davis, a freshman finance major from Philadelphia who presented his research on fossil fuels and alternative energies. “I’m looking forward to participating in this event next year.”

In addition to hearing from fellow researchers, symposium participants also heard from Christopher Emdin, an associate professor at Columbia University whose commentary has been featured in prominent news outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Aljazeera and the Huffington Post.

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Jalen Scott-Davis

Emdin encouraged students to continue their research while staying true to their culture and identities. “You have the power to change the world,” Edmin said in his closing remarks.

Sponsors of the symposium included Lincoln’s Center for Undergraduate Research, the Office of Alumni Relations, Human Resources, and the Office of Admissions.

Photos from the Scholars Day Symposium can be found on Lincoln's Flickr account. 

Article by Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations
Photos by Bob Williams