Fall Symposium Showcases Research and Service Projects
(November 25, 2013)
Each semester, UNC Asheville suspends classes for a day and invites the campus community together to celebrate undergraduate research and community engagement. It’s just part of the seriously creative culture - one that thrives on the mentorship between students and faculty.
Undergraduate research projects scheduled for the December 2 Research and Community Engagement Symposium include the results of a quantitative analysis of mineral in vitamins and fortified cereal by Timothy Brown, Bethany Cook and Richard Thompson, an important subject for parents concerned about child nutrition. Other students, such as Page Johnston, Emma Hutchens, Jessica Lewis, Leslie Pierce and Halcy Garrett will share their work with local foods, including research recently featured in the Fall 2013 UNC Asheville Magazine.
The presentations focus on topics from across the 30 majors in UNC Asheville’s liberal arts curriculum, so campus visitors can get a taste of the multidisciplinary and unique perspectives of students and faculty, including Allison Fawcett’s senior art show, “Snack Attack.”
Each research day culminates with recognition of the community partners and students collaborating in service-learning, internships and service. This special celebration is hosted by the Key Center for Service-Learning and Community Citizenship, the Department of Health and Wellness and the Career Center.