Manhattanville’s Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair


Manhattanville’s Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair

April 18, 2017 • Anonymous

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Jessica Estatico presenting at the 7th Annual Undergraduate Creative Achievement and Research Fair. Photo by Celina Coss.

Manhattanville College’s Castle Scholars Honors Program dedicated Friday, April 14 to intellectual stimulation with the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair, showcasing the intellectual and innovative pursuits of Manhattanville’s student body.

There were hour-long panels reserved for English, psychology, political science, history, and art history, took place throughout the day, and musical interludes between sessions with student performances. While many students chose to present research papers, others shared internship experiences, ePortfolios, artistic endeavors, and more.

This event was diligently coordinated by Castle Scholars taking the spring service course led by Dara Murray, assistant professor of communications and media. Murray, along with Meghan Freeman, assistant professor of English literature and program director of the Castle Scholars Program, worked with students to plan each aspect of the event, which included sending catering orders, designing a logo, ordering swag for participating students, and creating a schedule for each panel. Students also moderated panels on the day of the event, in addition to manning sign-in tables and ensuring that the event ran smoothly.

The fair not only fostered and encouraged the intellectual growth of the Manhattanville community, but it also gave students the opportunity to showcase what they’ve worked on during the semester. The hard work of those who planned the event and those who presented paid off—a large turnout of students, faculty and staff came to not only support their respective departments, but to also expand their own horizons by attending panels and presentations outside of their specific area of study.

View more photos from the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair here

Written by Emily Behnke ‘18

Photo Above: Jessica Estatico presenting, “The Use of PGE2 as a Protective Agent Against Mortality, Developmental Delay, and Cardiac Function in Embryonic Zebrafish Treated with Ibuprofen.” Photo Credit: Celina Coss ’17.

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