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Elizabethtown/Susquehanna
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Fri Aug 30
12:00 PM
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Fri Aug 30
1:00 PM
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Fri Aug 30
2:00 PM
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Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
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4:00 PM
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4:00 PM
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4:00 PM
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Fri Aug 30
4:00 PM
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Elizabethtown College Hosts Landmark Research Symposium

Elizabethtown College Hosts Landmark Research Symposium

TOWSON, Md. – Elizabethtown College hosted the 11th annual Landmark Conference Research Symposium on July 15. Over 50 participants, both faculty and students, attended.

Of the 58 participants, 12 were Landmark student-athletes. 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.

Kyle Kopko, Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning, and Associate Professor of Political Science at Elizabethtown, kicked off the symposium with opening remarks.

"I want to commend you on all your hard work and effort to be here today," said Kopko.  "You may have worked for weeks, months, and perhaps even years on these research projects, and you should be proud of your accomplishments….What you're doing as researchers is important, no matter how small you may think your research project may be….The purpose of research is to advance knowledge and pursue truth.  That is a noble endeavor, because it helps to make our society a better place." 

The fields of research presented include biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, math and computer science, earth science, ecology, philosophy, and sociology.

Kopko closed the symposium with the following: "Why do faculty support undergraduate research?  Because we know it's important.  You are the next generation of researchers who will advance knowledge and pursue truth."

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.

2019 Landmark Research Symposium
Name Institution Sport
Tess DeJaeger Goucher Volleyball/Tennis
Marcus Montisano Goucher Swimming & Diving
Gabby Blazek Goucher Track & Field
Alyssa Long Goucher Women's Lacrosse
Zach Brubalow Goucher Men's Soccer
Rebecca Hallameyer Goucher Women's Soccer
Jacob Ownings Juniata Men's Soccer
Sarah Alexander Juniata Field Hockey
Margaret Peck Juniata Softball
Carly Danoski Moravian Cross Country/Track & Field
Meghan Bauer Moravian Softball
Callie Rohrer Susquehanna Track & Field