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Image from 1987 Quest

Then: SUNY Oswego's annual daylong celebration of scholarly and creative activity among students, faculty and staff, Quest debuted in 1980. In 32 years, the event has evolved and expanded. A brochure from the first year shows a handful of activities concentrated on the second floor of Hewitt Union. This image from Quest '87, 25 years ago, shows the Oswego chapter of the Society of Physics Students preparing a display of solar-powered devices. "Solar energy is being considered as a viable alternative to our use of coal and oil, and we wanted to show what it could do," then-chapter President Francis Thesier said. (Photo by Jim Carroll/Perspective)

Brittany Gibbons studies wind power

Now: This year's edition of Quest, on Wednesday, April 18, will feature hundreds of participants with presentations, posters and performances throughout the Campus Center, as well as Penfield Library and Lanigan Hall. Sessions on alternate technology remain on the agenda, including senior meteorology majorBrittany Gibbons presenting her findings on the viability of offshore wind power. A wide range of sessions will include akeynote on the presidential election processusing an Xbox Kinect to study emotionwomen in the trans-Atlantic slave trade,Cuban percussion styles and more. See the Quest website for details. (James Russell photo)