TOWSON, Md. – Susquehanna University hosted the ninth annual Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium on July 27, 2017. Over 100 participants, both faculty and students, attended with over 70 student presentations.
The goal of the Summer Research Symposium was to create a way for students to come together in an academic setting, and allows students working on summer research projects to present their work to faculty and peers from other Landmark institutions. The fields of research presented include biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, math and computer science, earth science, ecology, philosophy, and sociology.
“I think the conference went very well- it’s such a great opportunity for students who have chosen to spend their summers working on research projects to be able to share their results and get feedback from peers at other institutions,” said event organizer Margaret Peeler. “It’s been really nice to develop collaborations between the institutions and has been a wonderfully positive outcome since the founding of the Landmark Conference.”
The Landmark collaboration reached outside of the playing field, with four of the students participating being student-athletes.
As NCAA Division III members, the Landmark Conference has embraced the division’s philosophy that places its primary focus on academics. Division III institutions seek to minimize the conflicts between athletics and academics and desire to keep student-athletes on a path to graduation. Student-athletes are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the general student-body, which keeps them focused on being a student first.