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Annual Research Symposium Turns 33

Symposium WinnersScholars from around the country made their way to Knoxville for CCI’s annual research symposium on Feb. 25. This year, the 33rd installment of the program carried the theme of “Science Communication and Information Research.”
In addition to panels on topics such as “Communication in the Personal Life” and “Innovative Technologies and Their Role in Communication and Information” as well as a research poster session and judging, the event’s centerpiece was a keynote speech by Bonnie Carroll founder and CEO of Information International Associates, Inc. Her presentation discussed the historical evolution of how information was communicated and the government forces that have influenced this evolution.
Carroll and her company have a long history of working with government agencies and scientists to provide research and other services to improve information services. “She is an expert in effectively communicating with both groups and brings unique insights into the intersection of science and government,” said Carol Tenopir, one of the principal organizers of the Research Symposium. “In addition to being a respected member of the science community in Oak Ridge and Washington, DC, Bonnie is a great friend to our College. She serves on CCI’s Board of Visitors, provides practicum opportunities for our students, provides student scholarships, and employs many School of Information Sciences’ graduates.”
The day concluded with awards for the best poster as well as honoring the top undergraduate, graduate and faculty/student collaboration papers. “All papers and posters are peer reviewed by the symposium committee, so they are all of high quality,” said Tenopir. “The symposium is a great opportunity to showcase our students’ and faculty members’ research and to bring in researchers from other universities to share their work.”