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Standout Research Symposium Provides Research Opportunities for Students Since 1998, Eastern Washington University undergraduate and graduate students have demonstrated their ability to identify a research question, gather and assess pertinent data, and present their findings in a convincing, intriguing and sometimes amusing manner at the EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium. During this two-day annual event, students from disciplines across campus present their research and creative work to the university community and the general public. Students are encouraged to participate in the symposium as an integral component of their higher education. Now in its 15th year, the symposium has grown into the university’s largest, campuswide academic event, with 479 student presenters and 138 faculty mentors participating in the 2013 symposium, held this past May in Cheney. The first day of the symposium highlights creative works, including art, film, music, theatre and creative writing. The following day features presentations and posters, from natural and social sciences and humanities. The following are a sample of exhibits presented during this year’s symposium. These projects address important health, social and environmental concerns, all relevant to the local and world community. 18 » DISCOVER  E

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