Celebrating Undergraduate Research
On October 22nd, over 120 Undergraduate Researchers from all over the campus had the opportunity to showcase their work. This was the largest Fall Symposium held by the Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS). These presenters had the opportunity to interact and share their research with over 550 guests in attendance.
In addition to this success, the CURBS organization also reached out to the College of the Arts to be featured as the cover of the abstract book above. In the image below, Dr. Heidi Powell (SAAH) works with undergraduate students as part of the Research Tutorial Abroad (UFIC/Center for Latin American Studies) participating in community art making, creating alfombras as part of learning about how arts impact cultural continuity and identity. The students made two alfombras one as an installation in the Museo de las tradiciones de Semana Santa “Sor Juana de Maldondo,” a History Museum (below), and one created on March 31st, 2019 as part of a public procession for the procession for El Templo de Santa Ana as a cultural exchange offering to the community on the processional route in the city center.
The Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for students to present their research. All areas of research are accepted, and this is a great opportunity for students to present their summer work, such as research done at an REU, abroad, or at the University of Florida. Presenting at the symposium gives students valuable presentation experience, as well as a place to network and learn about research in a variety of fields.