UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 2021 Undergraduate Exhibition, held online between April 14 and 16, showcased the ingenuity of more than 190 Penn State undergraduates from across the commonwealth, who shared their research, creative activity or engagement experience with the Penn State community.
“It’s always inspiring to view the work on display at the Undergraduate Exhibition, and this year was no exception,” said Alan Rieck, associate vice president and associate dean of Undergraduate Education. “The students who delivered presentations displayed extraordinary levels of creativity and talent, and they gave all of us reason to be Penn State proud.”
This was the second year the Undergraduate Exhibition, which is typically held in the HUB-Robeson Center at the University Park campus, took place virtually, given the continued need for physical distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Participants used an online platform called Symposium to upload posters, presentations and performances for judges and the Penn State community. Students presented in the areas of engineering, health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences and arts and humanities, including the visual arts. Students had the option to present findings from an undergraduate research project; offer a creative performance; or reflect on a student engagement experience.
Among the students who presented on their research was Neila Raveen, a biobehavioral health major at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Raveen, of Toronto, Ontario, presented her research on “Racial influence on prevalence of Endometriosis,” after having presented the same project at the Student Research and Creativity Conference at the Greater Allegheny campus in fall 2020.