Black Hills State University faculty and students will present scholarly works at the 15th Annual Black Hills Research Symposium Tuesday, March 19 through Thursday, March 21 on the BHSU campus.

The symposium, a conference celebrating scholarly work across disciplines, will feature oral presentations and poster displays.

Poster presentations will be available for viewing all day, Tuesday through Thursday, in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union lobby. Poster judging will be held Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. with a question and answer session.
Student oral research presentations will be Thursday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Trump Conference Room, followed by a reception at 1:30 p.m.

The student awards ceremony and keynote speaker presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gary L. Wells, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University.

Wells, an internationally-recognized scholar, has authored over 175 articles in scientific psychology. His talk, titled “Using Psychological Science to Help the Legal System Deal with the Problem of Mistaken Eyewitness Identification,” comes from his research-based proposals on eyewitness memory and lineup procedures which are being increasingly accepted in law enforcement practices across the U.S. His conclusions about eyewitness identification have received national media attention in such places as Time magazine, CBS’s 48 Hours, the NBC World News Tonight, NBC’s Today Show, and 60 Minutes. Wells has worked with prosecutors and police across the U.S. to reform eyewitness identification procedures.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information or to request special accommodations, email Dr. Aris Karagiorgakis at
Aris.Karag@BHSU.edu or Ann Porter
Ann.Porter@BHSU.edu or visit www.BHSU.edu/ResearchSymposium.