Wednesday, September 27, 2017Time
College Center Villard Room
Every summer Vassar's Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) engages students in the process of scientific discovery through an intensive ten-week collaborative research program with faculty. This year almost 100 Vassar students and faculty participated in URSI, and in so doing, a community of scientific scholars was created. Weekly URSI events such as workshops, student presentations and social gatherings supported the daily work of each group. The summer's results will be presented this Fall at the 32nd Annual URSI Symposium, in a series of student talks and posters. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our talented faculty and students. Our keynote speaker for the symposium is Robert T. Pennock, Professor at Michigan State University, where he is on the faculty of Lyman Briggs College, the Departments of Philosophy and Computer Science, and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior program. His keynote address, entitled "Curiosity and the Moral Character of Science", will explore epistemic and ethical values in science and their connection to scientific methodology and practice.