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Symposium features graduate student research, Nov. 5

Members of the campus and area community will have a chance to learn more about graduate student research at Princeton during a Graduate Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in Whig Hall.

A student initiative in its first year, the symposium is an interdisciplinary forum that is intended to give students practice at discussing their research with nonspecialists. Nineteen graduate students from disciplines as diverse as Near Eastern studies, psychology and electrical engineering are slated to share the results of their recent work during poster sessions. A panel of judges will award prizes to the three poster presentations that most effectively convey the nature and significance of a particular research problem to people with no advanced training in the subject.

The event also will feature a 10 a.m. speech by Robert Weisbuch, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and a 2:30 p.m. address by Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate and professor of psychology at Princeton. The full conference schedule is available online .

The symposium is sponsored by the Princeton Graduate School, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton, the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni and the Princeton Graduate Student Government. Organizers hope the symposium will become an annual event that brings the results of important research to the attention of the wider Princeton community.

The symposium is open to the public. Advance registration is recommended. More information is available on the symposium Web site or by e-mailing the organizers.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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