Showcasing student research

  For the sixth consecutive year, UVM will celebrate undergraduate, graduate and medical student achievement through the Student Research Conference (SRC) on April 19.   The conference is a way to showcase student research in a low-pressure environment that intends to prepare students for real-world professional research conferences, SRC Coordinator Andi Elledge said. Students of all disciplines with a research or creative project under a faculty mentor are welcomed to participate in the conference, she said.  All students and faculty not involved in the conference are encouraged to attend in order to hear from the students about their research, enjoy complimentary snacks and have the opportunity to enter a free iPad raffle, Elledge said. Last year, more than 250 students participated in the SRC, presenting topics as diverse as wireless sensors, dairy farming, television and feminism, she said. The SRC is sponsored by the Graduate College, the Honors College and the Office of the Vice President for Research, according to the UVM website. Online applications to present research or creative projects at the conference must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Feb. 24at