COST Research Day - Friday April 26, 2019

Poster Set up: 12:00-2:00 p.m. Andruss Library First Floor
Keynote Speaker: 3:00 p.m. McCormick 1303
Poster Presentation: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Andruss Library First Floor
Award Ceremony: 5:30 p.m. Andruss Library First Floor
Refreshments: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Andruss Library First Floor Room 134

Keynote Speaker

Duane Greenly is a 1972 Bloomsburg University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education focusing on chemistry. He later received a master’s degree in organic chemistry from Morehead University. A native of Bloomsburg, Duane met his wife, Sue, at BU. He went on to careers with Rubbermaid, Morgan Door, then later became the CEO of AMES True Temper, retiring as its president. Always the entrepreneur, Duane currently serves as a management partner with Stella Point Capital and has a business, JORY Properties, with his son-in-law.

Duane remains active at BU, presenting to students, serving as chair on the Foundation Board of Directors, BU’s record-setting It’s Personal Campaign, and most recently, being named the William T. Derricott ’66 volunteer of the year for his service and contributions to the university.

What is COST Research Day?

Undergraduate and graduate students from a broad range of disciplines within the College of Science and Technology present the results of their research and scholarship conducted with faculty mentors and collaborators. Students will present their work in a poster session.

How COST Students Benefit from Research Experiences:

Undergraduate and graduate research experiences help prepare students for whatever the future may hold, whether they intend to pursue graduate work or to enter the work force. Research allows the student to pursue their interests, to learn something new, to hone their problem-solving skills and to challenge themselves in new ways. Research reminds students to keep an open mind, and to be ready to absorb, process, and analyze new information. Students learn about more than just their focus topic when engaged in research; they learn time management skills, how to take what they learn in the classroom and put it to practical use, patience, quick thinking, communication skills, persistence, and the ability to adjust and work through unforeseen events or outcomes.


  • Provide an opportunity for the students/faculty to present their research
  • Enhance students’ public speaking/presenting skills
  • Provide a look at real world applications of academic knowledge
  • Enhance students’ problem-solving skills
  • Give students practice working with others; both with other students as well as faculty mentors


All student participants will receive an acknowledgement of participation and a College of Science and Technology flash drive.

Also, all posters will be judged, and prizes will be awarded for the top-rated student presentation in each of the following categories, as well as to several high-scoring honorable mentions. There will also be an Audience Favorite award – so bring your friends and family!

Undergraduate first author judging/prize categories:

  • Clinical practice-based research
  • Field-based research
  • Laboratory-based research
  • Literature review-based research
  • Mathematical and digital science research

Graduate first author judging/prize categories:

  • Clinical and field-based research
  • Laboratory, mathematical, and digital science research

Who Can Participate?

  • Any undergraduate or graduate student who has conducted research for a COST class
  • Any undergraduate or graduate student who has conducted research guided by a COST faculty advisor/mentor, including reviews of research literature for evidence-based practice
  • COST Research PEG recipients
  • URSCA grant recipients
  • EET Project students
  • Students/faculty who have received research grants/funding
  • Students/faculty who received COST funding to attend a conference
  • Students/faculty who are involved in a long-term research project and who would like to share updates regarding that project, even if the project is not yet complete
  • Students/faculty who presented at the informal COST poster session last fall may also present at the Spring COST Research Day

How to Participate:

  • STUDENTS must register by Friday, March 22, 2019.

Poster Information:

  • Each student must bring at least one poster that thoroughly explains their research or project
  • Poster must be displayed for the entire event. Poster must be set up by 2:00 p.m.
  • Student(s) must be present at their posters during poster session time.
  • Each poster presentation will be evaluated in the following categories:
    o Presentation
    o Content
    o Visual Material
    o Ability to handle questions