The Interdisciplinary Research Conference was developed to recognize the scholarship of students and faculty in all disciplines. It provides our undergraduate and graduate students as well as our faculty with the opportunity to present their scholarly work to the campus community. In this context, research is interpreted as any scholarly or creative activity ranging from scientific experimentation to artistic expressions, service-learning, literary criticism, or case-study designs. The conference was designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas among all fields of inquiry, encourage scholarly investigation and foster the educational function of research, broadly defined.
Enlightening Minds, the companion publication for the Interdisciplinary Research Conference, is now produced annually on the web and provides a review of research conducted by faculty, students, and alumni during the previous calendar year.