2018 Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium

The annual Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium celebrates and connects undergraduate research taking place all across UAA, and fosters scholarly discussion between students, faculty and the community. Join us to celebrate undergraduate achievements during the 2018 symposium, April 20, 2018.

Keynote address: Kelcie Ralph 

Kelcie RalphKelcie Ralph is an Assistant Professor of Transportation Planning at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. 

Dr. Ralph’s research centers on three themes:

1 ) Equitable access to opportunities
2 ) Understanding urban planners
3 ) Encouraging a shift away from automobiles

Dr. Ralph earned her PhD. at the University of California, Los Angeles and her doctoral thesis—which was awarded the Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning—examined the causes and the consequences of the decline in driving among young people. Dr. Ralph earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. As a Marshall Scholar, she earned two Master’s degrees, one at Cambridge University in Environmental Policy and one at the London School of Economics in City Design and Social Science. In her free time, Kelcie enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, hiking, and camping.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Room: Student Union, Lower Floor

This talk is free and open to the public.


Poster Fair

Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20

UAA/APU Consortium Library

Research presentations

Friday, April 20, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: Rasmuson Hall 204, 210, 215 (location of each individual presentation will be announced at a later date)

Poster presentation session and reception

Friday, April 20, 3-4 p.m.

Location: CPG300L1 (this is the large space by the Central Parking Garage between SSP and NSB)

Awards ceremony

Friday, April 20, 4-5 p.m.

Location: CPG300L1 (this is the large space by the Central Parking Garage between SSP and NSB)

The Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium is proudly presented by the University Honors College. For more information, call (907) 786-1086 or email uaa_honors@uaa.alaska.edu.

For submission information, please visit the Symposium Submission webpage. 


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