ASHEVILLE NC – UNC Asheville students will present more than 220 research and creative projects at the university’s Spring Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, on Wednesday, April 22. Presentations of student research and creative projects begin 8 a.m. and conclude with a performance of an adaptation of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Belk Theatre.
Also that day, UNC Asheville students will showcase their work in community service projects and internships at a celebration with community partners from 4-6 p.m., in the Sherrill Center on campus.
All events are free and open to the public.
Presentations of the students’ research, which was conducted by 318 students, represents many topics and disciplines, including the sciences and technology, social sciences and humanities, business, language and the arts, will be offered simultaneously in many campus locations. For more information and the complete schedule, visit urp.unca.edu or contact UNC Asheville’s Undergraduate Research Program office at 828.251.6122.
The Celebration of Service-Learning, Internships and Service, which starts at 4 p.m. with a community partner celebration ceremony and takes place on the Sherrill Center Concourse, will feature student-created displays and presentations about their work with the community as well as showcase the organization that they partnered with. More than 50 UNC Asheville students will present, including 11 students who have earned the Community Engaged Scholar honor. Light refreshments will be served.
Representatives of community organizations and businesses interested in learning more about partnering with UNC Asheville to provide opportunities for internship and service-learning projects are invited to attend.
The celebration is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning, the Undergraduate Research program, the Health and Wellness Department, and Career Center. For more information, contact Jess-Mara Jordan at [email protected].