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Please mark your calendar for:

The Seventh Annual College of Education Faculty/Student
Research Forum

Friday, April 25, 2014 (9:00am - 1:00pm - Complimentary Lunch provided)
Bost Extension Center Theater & Auditorium

Hosted by College of Education and Vice-President for Research & Economic Development

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carey M. Wright, State Superintendent of Education

You are invited to attend our seventh annual COE Research Forum, which is designed to provide an environment that promotes discussion and fosters collaboration with other colleges on the MSU campus. For those staff, faculty, and students who wish to showcase their research in the Poster Session, tables and tripods/easels will be made available in the Bost North Auditorium.

If you are a faculty member and want to bring your class, please encourage your students to register.

For those who need assistance with their poster equipment, supplies, etc., please contact Lina Trullinger at 325-7052 & ltrullinger@colled.msstate.edu. The Poster Session will follow the Keynote Address and panel presentations at approximately 11:15am and continue through lunch.

Students who want their posters judged must have them set up by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon (April 24) in the Bost North Auditorium. Faculty posters may be set up any time on Thursday afternoon between 1:00 — 5:00 p.m. or Friday morning (April 25) between 8:00 — 9:00 a.m. Awards/cash prizes will be given for the best graduate and undergraduate posters as judged by a panel of COE faculty. The awards will be presented during lunch.

A new writing component for graduate students is being offered this year, which will provide a cash award of $250 to the winner for a five-page summary of their research project (click here for details).

State and Federal Opportunities for Collaboration in Educational Research Agenda

9:00 - 9:10 am Welcome Drew Hamilton
Associate Vice President for Research
  Opening Remarks Richard Blackbourn
Dean of Education
  Agenda & Introductions J. Elton Moore
Assoc. Dean for Research
9:10 - 10:00 am Keynote Address
"The Power of Research in Improving Student Achievement"

Carey M. Wright
State Superintendent of Education

10:00 - 10:15 am Break  
10:15 - 11:15 am Panel Discussion
"Strategies for Mining Large Data Sets"

Domenico Parisi
Director & Professor, National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)

Art Cosby
Director & Professor, Social Science Research Center (SSRC)

11:15 - 1:00 pm Poster Presentations Bost North Auditorium
12:00 Noon Lunch/Awards Presentation Bost South Auditorium
1:00 pm Adjourn