AGORA and Student Science Conference: April 6 & 7

Date posted: 
Wed, 04/04/2018

On Friday April 6 & Saturday April 7, the annual Arts and Sciences symposiums, Agora and the RDC Student Science Conference, will take place at Red Deer College. These events allow RDC students to present their research and connect with peers, faculty and community members in a conference setting.

The conference will begin with a presentation by keynote speaker, Dr. Ute Wieden-Kothe, who will discuss Ribonucleic acid (RNA): one of the three major biological macromolecules that are essential for all forms of life. Dr. Widen-Kothe is a biochemist from the University of Lethbridge who specializes in RNA proteins, and regularly participates in community outreach.

Following the keynote presentation, conference activities will continue on Saturday with presentations that will vary depending on the academic discipline. Bachelor of Arts, Social Work, and Media Studies & Professional Communication students will present at the Agora conference at themed sessions moderated by RDC faculty. Students will share research, essays, poster presentations or creative writing on topics that range from Walt Disney to the Death Penalty. 

Bachelor of Science students from disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering will present their research at the Student Science Conference, which will feature poster exhibitions and presentations on diverse subjects ranging from the history of rabies, to the biomedical uses of crab blood. 

Members of the media and the public are welcome to attend; there is no admission fee, and all activities will take place at the Red Deer College main campus.


Friday, April 6 | Conference Activities:

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Opening Reception and Student Poster Presentations & Judging | Cornerstone, Room 1500

7:15 to 8:30 p.m. - Welcome and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ute Wieden-Kothe | Margaret Parsons Theatre, Room 1400

8:30 p.m. - Award Presentations for Posters | Margaret Parsons Theatre, Room 1400


Saturday, April 7 | Conference Activities:


Agora Undergraduate Conference     
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.            
Rooms 2301, 2302, 2303, 2304 and 2305    

Student Science Conference
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cornerstone, Room 1500, and Room 1303

Further information is available on the Agora Undergraduate Conference page and on the poster for the RDC Student Science Conference 2018.