Penn State Intercom......March 20, 2003

Exhibition dedicated
to Columbia crew

The upcoming 2003 Undergraduate Exhibition to be held April 1-2 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Alumni Hall on the University Park campus will include a poster exhibition that features displays of more than 100 diverse research projects and a performance session that will highlight musical pieces and theatrical readings.

This year's Undergraduate Exhibition has drawn a record-number of entries in more than 40 academic majors from University Park and the Commonwealth College locations including DuBois, Fayette, Worthington Scranton and York. This year's exhibition also will feature research being completed by seven first-year students.

The 2003 Undergraduate Exhibition will be dedicated to the seven crew members aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and their passion for research. The mission was carrying more than 80 experiments on its 16-day mission that, according to the NASA Web site, was "devoted to research, entrepreneurship and education." These same principles are highly regarded by students who complete research for the Undergraduate Exhibition, as well as the panel of judges who will be responsible for critiquing the entries.

The awards ceremony for the Undergraduate Exhibition will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center. The prizes will be awarded by Janis Jacobs, vice provost of Undergraduate Education and International Programs, and Cheryl Achterberg, dean of the Schreyer Honors College.

The poster display for the 2003 Undergraduate Exhibition will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and again from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. In addition to the poster exhibits on Wednesday afternoon, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a performance session that will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. All portions of the exhibition are held in Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center.

For more information about the exhibition, check the Web at The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Schreyer Honors College and the Office of Undergraduate Education and is free to the public.