Research Lectureship showcases current research endeavors of students and their mentors

The Department of Occupational Science and Technology recently held a Research Lectureship that showcased the current research endeavors of students and their mentors. At the well-attended, half-day event, 17 master’s in occupational therapy students exhibited poster presentations and seven PhD students delivered podium presentations. Occupational therapy students and faculty also enjoyed a speech from featured keynoter James L. Patton, PhD, professor of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and senior scientist research scientist at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago.

The successful event was organized by Associate Professor Brooke Slavens, PhD; Professor Joyce Engel, PhD, OT, FAOTA; University Services Program Associate Justin Almquist, MA; and Pi Theta Epsilon officers Mary McNally (president), Amanda Murphy (vice president), Meredith Mathson (fundraising chair), Emily Wallenhorst (treasurer) and Melissa Deluca (secretary).