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KSC Hosts 10th Annual Academic Excellence Conference

KEENE, N.H., 3/24/10 - Join Keene State College students and their faculty sponsors to learn about some of the most ambitious academic work of the 2009-10 year at the College’s 10th Annual Academic Excellence Conference on Saturday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Young Student Center and David. F. Putnam Science Center. This event is free and open to the public.

In past years, more than 350 students, family members, faculty, staff, community members, area legislators, and university system trustees have attended. Those attending may pick up programs and join students, faculty, and staff for a continental breakfast in the atrium of the Student Center beginning at 8:15 a.m.

This student professional conference is designed to showcase the academic work of Keene State students and the collaborative work between students and faculty. It allows students to share excellent work with a broad audience, and prepares them for submitting proposals to professional conferences. Recipients of undergraduate research grants are required to present at the conference.

184 students will present 126 oral and poster projects, exhibits, panel discussions, and workshops this year, including:

  • Homelessness in New Hampshire
  • Untangling the Passionflower Vines: Preliminary Insights on the Evolution of Passiflora Subgenus Decaloba Based upon trnL-F Sequences
  • Identity by Way of Theatricality in Antony and Cleopatra
  • A Case for Genocide: Nazi Crimes Against the Poles during the Second World War
  • Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Options for Skin Cancer
  • Wind Energy at KSC: The Possibilities
  • Coral Reef Monitoring on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Teaching the Enlightenment Period: Understanding a Progressive Intellectual Movement Using a Holistic Social Studies Approach
  • Is Biodiesel Better? A Comprehensive Evaluation of Diesel vs. Biodiesel Exposures at a Rural Recycling Center
  • Java Game Programming: Tetris
  • Illuminating Social Capital: Case Study of the Pumpkin Festival
  • What Is Hidden in Robin Hood Park? A Natural Resource Inventory Explores
  • Surveillance Cameras and Helly’s Theorem
  • Has Global Warming Increased the Number and Intensity of Hurricanes?
  • Methods of Propaganda and Social Persuasion Used in the Cold War

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Keene State’s Academic Excellence Conference is a shared commitment between Academic and Student Affairs in support of student academic enhancement and success. The conference is co-sponsored by the Academic Enrichment Program, the Student Center Office of Programs and Leadership Development, the Student Assembly, and the Office of the President. For more information, contact Donna Hinz at 603-358-2104 or

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