Mercer University will hold its seventh annual Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day and 16th annual Engineering Expo April 6-7, 2017 to showcase outstanding student research and special projects from the College of Liberal Arts, Stetson School of Business and Economics, Townsend School of Music, the School of Engineering, Tift College of Education, and the College of Health Professions.
The festivities begin with poster presentations throughout Heritage Hall in the University Center on Thursday afternoon.
Professor Timothy Rowe, a paleontologist at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver our keynote address Thursday evening on April 6th.
“BEAR Day demonstrates and honors the achievements of students and highlights the depth and breadth of the academic experiences at Mercer. I trust that BEAR Day will spark your own intellectual curiosity and inspire further scholarly pursuits.”
- Wayne C. Glasgow, Ph.D. Senior Vice Provost for Research, and Dean of Graduate Studies.
BEAR Day poster and paper presentations and art and music exhibitions continue throughout Friday in locations across campus.
The Engineering Expo will take place on Friday in the Science and Engineering and School of Engineering buildings.
"The Engineering Expo is a showcase where our students share their research and design activities over the last year," said Dr. Wade H. Shaw, dean and Kaolin Chair of Engineering. "The School of Engineering is proud to share the work of seniors completing their capstone projects, honors student projects, master's thesis projects and the design competition that our freshmen use to test vehicles that they have built. Each year we celebrate our students' mastery of creative design and share their success with the community."
More than 150 students will offer more than 100 poster and paper presentations during BEAR Day, while some 200 freshmen, 60 seniors and 50 honors students will participate in the Engineering Expo.
Additionally, the University will hold its annual Honors Convocation at 4 p.m. in Willingham Auditorium on Friday, April 7th.
Let's go Bears!