April First Friday Lecture Explores the Power of Undergraduate Research

April 1, 2024

Learn about the myriad ways undergraduate research experiences positively impact student success at St. John Fisher University during the April First Friday Lecture, led by Dr. Kristin Picardo, assistant provost and director of the Center for Student Research and Creative Work.

Dr. Kristin Picardo

The talk begins at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 5, in the James ’71 and Kathleen Leo Community Room in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center. A continental breakfast will be served at 10 a.m., and following the lecture, attendees are invited to attend 12:30 p.m. Mass at the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great.

The lecture will highlight the importance of fostering a culture of inquiry and discovery among students, and how the Center for Student Research and Creative Work at Fisher supports this mission through various programs and opportunities. Attendees will also hear  examples of student research projects that demonstrate creativity, originality, and impact in their respective fields of study. Two undergraduate student researchers will discuss how conducting research has helped them develop essential skills, confidence, and passion for their chosen disciplines and career paths.

Register for the April First Friday Lecture online and save the date for the final lecture of the semester on Friday, May 3.

For questions about the First Friday Lecture Series, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (585) 385-5292 or email alumni@sjf.edu. Parking is available in Lot A.