May 29, 2023

Students Present at Annual Research and Creativity Day

The University of Mary Washington presented its seventh annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Day on Friday, April 26. The event celebrates excellence in undergraduate student research by giving students the opportunity to share their work with faculty, their peers and the public.

UMW’s Research and Creativity Day showcases the work of more than 100 students.

The day consisted of more than 100 presentations representing various disciplines, including the arts, humanities, history, mathematics, sciences and social sciences. Presentation topics ranged from environmentally friendly packing peanuts and fictional stories, to the role of women in politics and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Students gave oral presentations from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Woodard Campus Center. Poster session presentations were held in the center’s Great Hall from noon to 12:45 p.m., with original music performances from 12:45 to 1:25 p.m. Art exhibits and presentations were held throughout the day in Melchers Hall, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Research and Creativity Day is funded by the Class of 1959 Endowment. A full schedule of presentation sessions and performances is available online. For more information, contact Grant Woodwell, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.