Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium
Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium, a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research, will be held on Saturday, April 21, in Kresge Recital Hall and the Humanities Center. Presentations will showcase student work from departments across campus. View the schedule.
The 2018 Symposium will feature a keynote by Dr. Brent Loken '94, "Clouded leopards, orangutans and the quest of feeding 10 billion people a healthy and sustainable diet." The keynote address will be held from 10-11:10 a.m. in Kresge Recital Hall.
Dr. Brent Loken will speak about how his conservation efforts in Borneo led him to the realization that many environmental problems stem from unsustainable and destructive agricultural practices.
Dr. Loken is now the Science Liaison Officer for EAT, an international organization based in Oslo, Norway, working to transform the global food system to feeding 10 billion people a healthy and sustainable diet.
About the Symposium
The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research at the university. The structure of the Symposium follows that of a traditional academic conference, and Augustana students from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to present their original research in this forum.
In 2015, the family of Dr. Arthur Olsen made an endowed gift to support the Augustana Symposium and student research. In honor of that gift and in tribute to Dr. Olsen's many contributions to the campus community and student research, the Augustana Symposium was renamed the Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium.