|Manhattanville Showcases Student Research at Two Different Events|
Inspired by the Council on Undergraduate Research's Undergraduate Research Week, April 16- 20, 2012, Manhattanville College Castle Scholars Honors Program is hosting its Second Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair on Wednesday, April 18. Colleges and universities all across the country will exhibit the products of undergraduate research during the week.
On the same evening, the Manhattanville College School of Education will hold its third annual Student Research Day. Paper and poster presentations of graduate student research and related projects will be featured. These projects were completed under the mentorship of School of Education faculty and academic advisors. They represent the diverse approaches to pedagogical practice and leadership, and the depth and breadth of education-related public policies and contemporary research, to which students have been exposed.
"The School of Education's Student Research Day showcases the high-quality research conducted by master's and doctoral degree students and the excellent mentoring provided by faculty," said Dean Shelley B. Wepner.
For the Castle Scholars event, 20 students are presenting papers or giving short performances, with topics ranging from biology to art history to music. In addition, 16 students will take part in a poster and fine art presentation session, and six students will share in an ePortfolio Showcase. Student presentations were selected based on faculty nominations.
"It's exciting to see the event growing this year and to see the wide range of original research in which Manhattanville undergraduates are engaged," said Professor Gillian Hannum, Director of the Castle Scholars Honors Program. "It's a pleasure to be working on this event, which will showcase this scholarship for the entire community."
Some of the topics that will be presented include, "United by Music: Listening to the Future," "Equity in Education for South Asian Girls," "False Independence of Ancient Greek Women through Art and Mythology," and "Tracking Technology: Providing Internet Users with the Cookies and the Milk."
This event, launched last year with support from the Office of the Provost, builds upon the successful Castle Scholars Student Symposium, which had been in place for the past five years.
The Castle Scholars event will take place in the Berman Students' Center from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. with concurrent sessions in the Theater and in the Music Practice Room. The School of Education event will take place from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Reid Hall.