Student Research Day, held in the Gardner Center on the DSU campus, will feature students presenting their findings on research they conducted on topics of their choosing. Students looked into topics ranging from various disciplines of science and math to education, music, history and communication. In exploring these fields, students examined characters in various media, cultural effects on humans and scientific processes.
The event will kick off in the Gardner Ballroom at 9 a.m., with a keynote address by Dr. Chizu Matsubara, Associate Professor and Chair of DSU’s Education Department. Mastubara began teaching at Dixie State in 2006, and teaches ESL endorsement and mul¬ticultural education courses. Her area of interest is second language acquisition, culture and identity.
Matsubara, who was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in San Francisco, Calif., earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Meijigakuin University in Tokyo. She then went on to earn Master of Science degrees in Hotel and Foodservice Management and Teaching Eng¬lish to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Florida International University, and completed work on her Ph.D. at UNLV in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in TESOL.
Student presentations will start immediately following Matsubara’s address at 9:30 a.m., with the Poster Session in the Ballroom, and the first Oral Sessions will run from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m, in Conference Rooms B, C and D.
The presentations will take a break from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m., when Dean of Humanities Dr. Donald Ray Hinton will deliver a mid-morning address in the Gardner Ballroom. After a reception, oral presentations will continue during two afternoon sessions, from noon to 1:15 p.m., and 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
During each session, attendees will take in four different presentations, affording them the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics in just an hour’s time. Additionally, audience members will have the opportunity to ask students questions about their research after students have given their presentations.
DSU’s Student Research Day was established in 2011 to celebrate and showcase student research. All Dixie State students were encouraged to present their scholarly and creative work. Student Research Day is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, visit dixie.edu/urc.