Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research will once again host its annual Summer Expo, Thursday, July 21, in the Hill Student Center ballrooms.The UAB
The Expo celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship by showcasing the academic endeavors of undergraduate students covering more than three-quarters of the majors offered at UAB. Undergraduates will have the opportunity to present what they have learned through their research experiences to an audience. This event also provides a forum for students, faculty and the community to discuss cutting-edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education.
This year’s keynote speaker is Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and director of the Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Lab. As director of the TRIP Lab, Stavrinos leads her team in studying the cognitive aspects of transportation-related injury with a particular emphasis on the impact of distraction among at-risk groups such as teens and young adults, older adults, and drivers with developmental disabilities.
Stavrinos has received numerous prestigious awards, including being selected as a U.S. Department of Transportation Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellow, the UAB University Transportation Center Student of the Year, a Society for Public Health Education Injury Prevention Fellow, and most recently the Routh Early Career Award in Pediatric Psychology.
This event is open to the public. Student registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the expo will last until 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit the official Expo website.