Students gain an understanding of how to present research to a large
question-asking audience and benefit from being immersed in a world of
new ideas in which peers display and explain interesting facts and
“It opens their minds to so many things,” said Lloyd, program manager
in George Mason University’s Office of Student Scholarship, Creative
Activities and Research (OSCAR).
“To be able to expand the reach of your work is thrilling,” said
Desmond Moffitt, a George Mason senior, who will be presenting this year
at his first academic conference. “You step into a world outside
Moffitt will join 44 other Mason students who will travel 16 hours by
bus to the 31st annual conference, April 6-8, in Memphis, Tenn.
About 3,300 students covering multiple disciplines will present their
research to their peers and graduate program recruiters. Students
applied to the conference with abstracts of their research, which were
evaluate by faculty reviewers.
OSCAR is paying for Mason’s attendees, who will stay four-to-a-room at a local hotel.
“This is one of the biggest undergraduate research events organized
every year,” Lloyd said. “There is a variety of students from all walks
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