Heidelberg University alumnus Michael J. Boehm, a distinguised teacher and researcher in plant pathology, will deliver the keynote address for the 20th annual "Minds at Work" Student Research Conference Feb. 21.
Each spring semester, students from a wide variety of academic disciplines present their research papers or other projects in a professional conference format. The conference has grown significantly over its lifetime and now includes about 100 presentations each year.
Undergraduate papers judged to be exceptional are eligible for the Ernest and Martha Hammel Research Award and cash prizes. Those awards are announced in April as part of Heidelberg's Student Awards Celebration.
Heidelberg's faculty will take center stage Thursday as the university's celebration of scholarly excellence and critical inquire kicks off. A total of 19 professors will present their research at the 18th annual Faculty Research Symposium.