Sargon Partners presents CASL's upcoming Undergraduate Research Showcase and Faculty Research Slam

September 19, 2018

CASL alumnus Jeffrey Golota is excited to sponsor, once again, CASL's annual Sargon Partners Undergraduate Research Showcase and Faculty Research Slam.

“I describe my engagement as active philanthropy,” said CASL alumnus Jeffrey Golota.

Through his company, Sargon Partners Inc., Golota assists many students, but he’s especially excited to sponsor the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters’ annual Undergraduate Research Showcase and Faculty Research Slam. He’s sponsored the event 2013-2015, and will sponsor again from 2018-2020. At the showcase, many of the presentations lend themselves to the area of STEM, disciplines that Golota fully supports.

“This event will enhance and create a strong reputation for UM-Dearborn CASL students ... by highlighting the student’s work and faculty’s commitment to research only enhances the reputation of UM-Dearborn,” Golota said. 

This year’s event, to be held on the morning of Friday, October 26 in Kochoff Hall, is a public opportunity for faculty and students to present their current research on various topics via slides and posters.

“I want people to be drawn to UM-Dearborn for its academics, and more exciting research breeds more activity,” he said.

Faculty will present their research PechaKucha style, which is the art of concise presentations, 20 images x 20 seconds. This engaging presentation style aims to draw a variety of people at the slam, many of which will be current and prospective students. The students, then, will present their research during an hour-long poster session.

While the Research Showcase and Slam is a capstone event, Golota also remains active on campus by giving of his time and using Sargon Partners Inc. as an opportunity to share his business experience with students. Due to this, Golota was recognized as the 2017 CASL Alumnus of the Year by the University.

One year later Golota humbly reflects on receiving that award, and is determined to remain connected and help others, “You’ve gotta give back for the next generation of students so that they may have opportunities, and opportunities come in all different forms.” 

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