Recently, the Occupational Therapy Annual Research and Community Project Symposium was held at Nova Southeastern University. Sponsored by the South Florida OT Forum, all major universities participated with students presenting their latest research projects. This year was the first time the KU OTA program participated. Students from campuses in the tri-county area (Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Pembroke Pines and West Palm Beach) were invited to present their community projects. These projects were developed as part of the Aging and Performance course. The OTA students projects that earned first places at each campus were then selected to present at the OT Research Symposium.
The event had over 200 people in attendance including students, faculty and clinicians. Overall, the presentations were tremendous. Everyone flocked to the KU presentations as they were “ novel, well –versed and passionate about their projects”. Faculty from other universities commented on the level of professionalism of the KU graduates.