Tue, 04/19/2016

Now in its 22nd year, the Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate research Conference will be held on Friday, April 22. From 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Campus Center, student researchers from public higher education institutions in Massachusetts will convene for a day of sharing and learning. Nearly 1,200 students will exhibit their original research related to thesis research, creative work in the arts, independent studies, community service or study abroad. These students, representing 26 of the public higher education institutions in Massachusetts, have convened at the Commonwealth's flagship campus to share their work and learn from peers. They will present oral and poster presentations before their peers, faculty and the public in sessions scheduled throughout the day.

The conference includes keynote speaker Dr. Sydney Finkelstein, professor of management of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Based on the research described in his new book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, Finkelstein explains how leaders effectively create a powerful network and nurture extraordinary talent. ydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on leadership and strategy. He is a recognized thought leader on leadership strategy, and corporate governance, and is listed on the "Thinkers 50," the most prominent ranking of management thinkers in the world. 

The Undergraduate Research Conference is cosponsored by Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, and the Massachusetts State University Council of Presidents. The conference is free and open to the public.