Event to Showcase Student Research
Joan Rolf, assistant director for international relations for the U.S. Office of Science & Technology Policy, will give the keynote address at SUNY Oneonta’s annual Student Research & Creative Activity Day on Tuesday, April 23. Rolf will give a talk titled, “Periodic Table: Elements of a Successful Career” at 12:30 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom, which will be filled with student exhibits of scholarly and creative work. Admission is free and members of the community are invited to attend.
Rolf graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and received a master’s in international relations in 1978 from Georgetown University. Her professional career took her to the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she worked in the Trade Administration in the Electronics Division; she then worked at NASA for six years as Japan Team Lead, Asia Team Lead and Acting Division Director for Science in the Office of International and InterAgency Relations. She joined the Executive Office of the President in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 2006.
Created to recognize and promote undergraduate scholarship and creative activity, Student Research & Creative Activity Day has become the premier on-campus event for academic student exhibition. A total of 141 students, supported by 60 faculty sponsors, are scheduled to participate in this year’s event, which will feature presentations on topics ranging from gender stereotyping to near-Earth asteroids. Displays and exhibits will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The full schedule and a list of presentations representing more than 20 different academic disciplines are posted on the SRCA Day website at www.oneonta.edu/advancement/grants/SRD.asp.
More information about Student Research & Creative Activity Day is available from Kathy Meeker at (607) 436-2632 or Kathy.Meeker@oneonta.edu.