The dilemmas that are upending our world—from the immediate crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic to the long-term existential threat of global climate change—have boldly reminded us of our reliance on science, mathematics, and technology. We turn to scientists and their research to help us understand and solve such global challenges.

Online Symposium September 21, 2020

Now in its 28th year at Ohio Wesleyan, the Summer Science Research Program, which culminates in the Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium, prepares OWU students for careers in science research. The program provides an intensive 10-week opportunity for students to tackle complex research issues by working with seasoned, accomplished mentors at OWU and other universities across the country. In this year of COVID-19, students worked in a variety of locations, frequently connecting with faculty remotely. And the symposium to showcase their work has moved online, where they describe their projects on a 2020 SSRP website and where they will discuss their work in live, interactive video sessions on September 21, which also will be recorded and posted on the SSRP website.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the hard work of these SSRP students in the first virtual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium. We are proud of the accomplishments of these students, especially through all of the obstacles sent their way. 

Each session will be 20 minutes in length, with each student having a few minutes to present their research and then time at the end for questions. Please register for the session or sessions you want to attend. All sessions will be recorded and posted on this webpage shortly after the event concludes.

Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium
Monday, September 21, 2020
12:40-1:20 p.m.

First Session

12:40-1 p.m. (Session 1)
Moderated by Nathan Rowley
Students: Chase Patton, Mark Frawley, and Alyssa Blake

12:40-1 p.m. (Session 2)
Moderated by Kira Bailey
Students: Joy Buraima, Isabelle Rodriguez, Navami Shenoy, and Hanh Phan

12:40-1 p.m. (Session 3)
Moderated by Eric Gangloff
Students: Sierra Spears, Princeton Vaughn, Ross Eggleston, and Holly Keating

Second Session

1-1:20 p.m. (Session 4)
Moderated by Bob Harmon
Students: Sakshi Gupta, Kaito Iwasaki, Dave Shaibe, and Yilun Hanna Cao

1-1:20 p.m. (Session 5)
Moderated by Bethany Rudd
Students: Ale Coronel-Zegarra, Bryce Wittman, Emma Blackburn, and Davis Graham