Nearly 90 students participated in the 12th Annual Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference, which was held March 27th – 29th at Drexel University.
The event featured several fantastic keynote speakers, including:
- Kenneth Lacovara, who has been widely recognized for his discovery of the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus, the largest land animal for which a weight can be determined
- Genvieve Dion, whose research focuses on the investigation of flexible production methods and mass customization of smart garments, as well as the development of seamlessly integrated knitted electronic components into “Garment Devices”
- Youngmoo E. Kim, leader of Drexel’s Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab), whose work focuses on the machine understanding of audio, particularly for music information retrieval
- Frank J. Lee, who leads Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio and whose Skyscraper Tetris project was recently recognized as a Guinness World Record for the Largest Architectural Videogame Display
During the conference, undergraduate students from CAA member institutions presented the results of their research, service and scholarship from a broad range of disciplines to an audience of fellow researchers, including students, faculty, administrators, and provosts.
We’re extremely grateful to Drexel University for hosting this year’s Undergraduate Research Conference. The Drexel Conference Committee provided invaluable leadership and created a fantastic venue for Alliance students to showcase their research. Thanks again to the Planning Committee members:
- John DiNardo, Ph.D. | Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
- Suzanne Rocheleau, Ph.D | Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Associate Dean, Pennoni Honors College
- Jaya Mohan, M.A. | Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
- William Swoope, Director | Protocol and Special Events, Office of Institutional Advancement
The Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference continues to provide exciting opportunities for students and faculty from across member institutions to engage with the CAA’s active community of researchers and scholars.