May 21, 2022

Research & Creativity Symposium Spotlights Student Achievement

Senior Jasmine Villanueva presents “Mastering English and a Home Language: The Truth Behind English as a Second Language Instruction” during last week’s Research & Creativity Day Symposium. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Senior Jasmine Villanueva presents “Mastering English and a Home Language: The Truth Behind English as a Second Language Instruction” during last week’s Research & Creativity Day Symposium. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Nearly 300 student presenters took part in the 16th annual University of Mary Washington Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on Friday, the last day of classes.

Posters, oral presentations, creative writing – even an art exhibit and play – represented a year’s worth of work in science and math, education and business, history and foreign language, and everything in between. Students, faculty and staff, proud family members and friends gathered in the Hurley Convergence Center and other spaces throughout campus to share and discuss.

“It’s an opportunity for students to see our peers doing amazing work,” said senior Keegan Fredrick, a political science major. “It provides an avenue for students to share what we’ve been working on for all these months.” Read more.