Apr 19, 2024

Ideafest celebrates academic achievement at Dordt University

Ideafest is Dordt University's all-campus undergraduate research conference, fostering cross-disciplinary insights and celebrating student academic achievement.

Ideafest, Dordt University’s all-campus undergraduate research conference celebrating student academic achievement, will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Science and Technology Center.

Poster presentations will be on display in the Science and Technology Center Atrium at 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., with presenters available at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will also be served near the Natural Sciences Office.

Professor of History Dr. Paul Fessler says that, often, students only get to observe and see fellow students within their own major.

“Ideafest provides an opportunity for students to realize different majors produce strong and good research. These presentations are designed for a general audience that allow cross disciplinary insights to thrive. It’s why the university supported Ideafest keeping the time and space free for all other campus activities and meetings that could occur at the same time. It’s a great opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to support each others’ work.”

Fessler appreciates the excitement he has heard in the voices of students who plan to present at Ideafest. “That type of excitement by students about their own learning and transformation is what Ideafest is all about,” he says. “And it’s exactly the type of learning our founding documents envisioned for this institution.”

About Dordt University

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.

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