URCA Celebration of Scholars to be Held on Convocation Day

Students display their summer research at a previous Celebration of Scholars poster session.

Each fall as the academic year gets underway, the College’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) hosts a poster session to showcase the recent research of students and faculty. The 2018 edition of that event – a Celebration of Scholars – will take place on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first floor of Addlestone Library.

This year’s assembly of research projects, which includes more than 100 students and their faculty mentors, spans a particularly broad spectrum, ranging from a study of child psychology and the golden age of children’s literature to the impact of the 1918 Spanish flu on Charleston to an automated system for polyp detection in wireless capsule endoscopy.

According to Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the Honors College and Director of URCA, some 78 projects will be showcased at the event.

“Faculty-student collaboration in academic research and creative works is one of the most enriching experiences to be had on a college campus,” Meyer-Bernstein says. “This poster session provides an opportunity for the students to present their project outcomes to an audience of scholars and peers. Many of the students were funded by programs other than URCA, so this is the first time I will learn about the majority of the research being presented. It is always so exciting to see what the students are doing and witness the fantastic mentoring that is taking place on our campus.”

The Celebration of Scholars is free and open to the public. Folllow this link for a full list of research projects that will be on display at the celebration.

Article by Dan Dickison. For more on this story, check out The College Today!

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