BSU Students to Present Research at Annual Achievement Conference

Bemidji State University (BSU) will have approximately 150 people presenting both scholarly research and creative achievement at the 23rd Annual Student Achievement Conference on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The theme of the conference is “Create, Innovate, Inspire”. 64 posters and 36 oral presentations will represent a wide variety of academic majors and programs at the university. Other students will participate in exhibitions by invitation in the fields of design, fine arts and music.

The opening ceremony of the conference will take place in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at 10 am. President Faith C. Hensrud will then welcome the students and keynote speaker Dick Beardsley. Beardsley is a national competitive distance runner, motivational speaker and author. He also qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon twice.

After the opening ceremony, oral presentations will take place around campus in two sessions. They will also take place on Zoom starting at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., poster presentations in Memorial Hall will begin.

All conference activities are free and open to the public.


10am-11am – Opening Ceremony (Fine Arts Ballroom & Zoom)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Oral presentations (BSU & Zoom classes)
12 p.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch break
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Poster Session (Remembrance Room)
2pm-3pm – Oral presentations (BSU & Zoom classes)
3-4pm – Online Poster Session (GatherTown)

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