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FAU to Host Student Research Symposium

BOCA RATON, FL (November 23, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education’s Student Achievement Council will host the 11th annual Student Research Symposium on Tuesday, November 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the FAU High School, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  “The Changing Face of Research” symposium will showcase the amount and variety of research being conducted in the field of education, as well as give students the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback.

“The rapid development of education research as an important part of academia demands stakeholders to disseminate their research findings for the benefit of society,” said Valerie Bristor, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Education.  “Since 2002, the College of Education’s undergraduate and graduate students have used this Symposium as an opportunity to showcase their research accomplishments, and I am pleased that this valuable tradition continues.”

“The Changing Face of Research” symposium will focus on how researchers, research subjects and methodologies are evolving as a result of technology, diversity, multiculturalism, and a desire to understand understudied and marginalized populations. It will feature work from the College’s students who have designed research proposals, are in the process of conducting research, as well as have completed research studies.

Presentations will include topics such as involuntary placement of students in advanced placement courses, the impact of learning team meetings on teacher practice, the effect of technology on student motivation, achievement among English Language Learners, and post-secondary academic success among student with autism spectrum disorder.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Martha Brown at


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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