DELAWARE — Kyle Davis of Sunbury was among the Ohio Wesleyan University students presenting original research or creative work at the university’s 2017 Student Symposium.
The third-annual event, held April 18, allowed students to share the breadth and depth of their Ohio Wesleyan academic work, hone their professional presentation skills, and foster communication about future research projects and artistic creations.
Davis presented “Song Sparrows: As Temperature Decreases Body Size Increases, Always?” Davis was mentored by Ohio Wesleyan faculty member Dustin Reichard.
Undergraduate research, conducted under the mentoring of expert faculty, is a central component of The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan’s unique approach to student learning.
Ohio Wesleyan’s curriculum works to link academic theory with real-world practice; cross academic department boundaries to support deeper, interconnected learning; and prepare students for global citizenship and leadership.
Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Student Symposium and read 2017 abstracts at www.owu.edu/studentsymposium.
In April, Davis was awarded a competitive Theory-to-Practice Grant from Ohio Wesleyan University. The grants support research, internship, service, and cultural-immersion opportunities throughout the world.
The Theory-to-Practice Grant awarded to Davis supports a project titled “Microbiota on Birds Captured in Costa Rica.” The project will be conducted in Costa Rica during summer 2017.
Since launching the Theory-to-Practice Grant program in 2009, Ohio Wesleyan has awarded nearly $1.67 million in university-funded grants to the campus community, enabling more than 800 OWU students, faculty, and staff to conduct research or complete special projects in more than 60 countries.
Ohio Wesleyan’s Theory-to-Practice Grant program is competitive, with submissions evaluated by an advisory board of faculty, staff, and students.
The grants are part of The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan’s signature program to help students connect academic theories and concepts learned in the classroom with meaningful, real-world experiences that prepare them for success and leadership in today’s global society. Learn more about The OWU Connection, including the Theory-to-Practice Grant program, at www.owu.edu/owuconnection.
Information for this story was provided by OWU.