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The Salzburg Global Seminar's Mellon Global Community Partnership (M-GCP) supports thiry-six colleges and universities representing select HBCUs and members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) in their ongoing efforts to develop, implement and expand global citizenship education activities on their campuses and in collaboration with others involved in the M-GCP. The program sponsored the first  Global Sustainability Undergraduate Research Conference in October, 2015. Abstracts from this conference are available for review. This conference continues to encourage the participation of undergraduates in research on topics related to global sustainability. 

When:   April 15, 2016

Where:   Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky

What:   Students sharing their research on issues related to global sustainability  

The issues that impact global sustainability range from policy, politics and social justice to consumer choices to the science of hydrocarbons and honey bees. We invite you to share your research related to global sustainability from any discipline.  

  •    Environmental Issues: Biodiversity & Ecosystems;  Climate Change; Energy;  Population & Carrying Capacity
  •    Economic Issues:   Governance; Policy Issues; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Business
  •   Social and Individual Issues Consumption & Eco Footprint; Food & Water Security; Health; Poverty; Quality of           Life;  Individual and Cultural Difference

 Interested in some specific suggetions for research topics?  Click here.

 Interested in reviewing abstracts from the October 30 conference? Click here to review abstracts.

About the Conference

 
Lindsey Wilson College invites students and faculty from all disciplines to attend and participate in the Global Sustainability Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference is designed to encourage undergraduates to conduct research projects by providing a high-quality, low pressure forum for presentations. 

Registration

Please register for the conference using the link below.  There is no registration fee.


Abstracts are due by  April 1, 2016.  They should be submitted electronically to globalsustainability@lindsey.edu.  Abstracts should be 150-200 words long and include the student's name, name of the faculty adviser, and college or university.

Agenda

 

Global Sustainability Undergraduate Research Conference

 

Draft Agenda

Time

Event

 

 

9:00 am

 First Plenary-  Panel: Issues in Sustainability

 Martin Smith, CEO of United Global Co-opportunity

 WindEnergy speaker

 Kentucky Campus Compact

10:00 am

Undergraduate Research Presentations

11:00 am

Undergraduate Research Presentations

12:00 noon

Lunch and Second Plenary

EPA/  Colleges and Underserved Community Partnership Speaker

1:00 pm

Poster Sessions

2:00 pm

Collaborative planning: How can we work together to do research and make a difference locally and globally?  

3:00 -3:30

Report Out and Closing: Looking Ahead

Possible Topics for Research Presentations

The issues that impact global sustainability range from policy, politics and social justice to consumer choices to the science of hydrocarbons and honey bees. We invite you to share your research related to global sustainability from any discipline.  We are providing a list of possible topics but there are many others.

Students can present papers or posters in all disciplines.

For Students Making Oral Presentations

Presentation sessions will be 20 minutes long.  The presentation should take 10-12 minutes with 5-8  minutes left for questions and discussion.  

For Students Submitting Posters

Presentation Tips
Download "Southeastern Psychological Association Instructions for Poster Presentations."


How to Make a Poster with PowerPoint

If you have access to a printer-plotter, you can make a poster using PowerPoint

  1.  Go to "Page Set Up" (Under "Design" on PowerPoint 2007
  2.  Choose "Slides Size" for Custom
  3.  Choose appropriate width and length for your poster
  4.  Once the set-up has been selected, insert text, pictures, charts, etc., as needed to explain your project


Housing Options in the Columbia area near the Lindsey Wilson College campus:

BEST WESTERN Columbia 

710 Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY 42728

0.9 miles from Lindsey Wilson College

 Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast

307 Merchant St, Columbia, K, KY

 Hill & Valley Farms B & B

431 Wilson Rd, Columbia, KY

 Cumberland Lodge

720 US-127, Russell Springs, KY 42642

Holiday Inn Express Campbellsville 

102 Plantation Drive, Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

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