BHSU Research Symposium

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21st Annual Research Symposium:

The Black Hills Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference to showcase undergraduate research activity in the Black Hills region being held March 26-28th, 2019.

We invite submissions from undergraduate and graduate university students in the Black Hills to present posters or to give oral presentations describing completed scholarly work. Student work must be done in collaboration with a faculty research mentor. An interdisciplinary faculty committee will review submissions for acceptance.

During the Black Hills Research Symposium, a panel of experts will judge student presentations for student feedback. Abstracts for the 21st Annual BH Research Symposium are due February 22, 2019.

Schedule of Oral Presentations - TBA 

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Vincent Youngbauer

"The Importance of Media Literacy Education in 21st Century America"

In 2009, the National Council of the Social Studies released a position statement on media literacy in social education.  As noted by the NCSS, “the multimedia age requires new skills for accessing, evaluating, creating, and distributing messages within a digital, global, and democratic society”(NCSS, 2009, p. 187).  If today’s students are to become engaged citizens as adults, they must acquire the skills and knowledge associated with media literacy.  Dr. Youngbauer's research is focused on teaching young people how to critically engage with the media that is ubiquitous in this day and age.