Yesterday, on March 10, 2016, Villa Maria College Hosted it’s first-ever Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Nine students presented their research to a panel of faculty members, including Professor Joyce Kessel, Professor Paul Brinkworth, and Professor Todd Baker.
Student participants included:
- Patti Myers, “Villa Maria Main Building: Intimidating or Welcoming?”
- Stacey Skurzewski, “Empowering Care Community”
- Kayla Alba, “Health and Wellness Vacation Center: A Place to Heal Your Mind, Body and Spirit”
- Sue Gesicki, “The Relationship of Artistic Intention and the Audience”
- Molly Sheehan, “The Phantom of Devil’s Den”
- Kameron Kotecki, “Urban Legends: The Loch Ness Monster”
- Victoria Cobel, “More than Buddhas in the Attic”
- Phillip Lee, “Hit the Road HUAC, and Don’t Cha Come Back, No More, No More, No More”
- Joseph Principato, “Narrative Video Games as Art”
For more details on each of the individual presentations, click here.
According to Dr. Ann Rivera, Assistant Professor, English and the driving force behind the Symposium, the entire event served as an opportunity to showcase the high quality of academic inquiry and active intellectual community here at Villa. Dr. Matt Giordano, Villa’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, agrees. He said, “Congratulations to all of the students who presented their work to fellow students, faculty, and staff members. We are all proud of you for the quality and originality of your scholarship and for sharing it in a public setting with the rest of the College. The Symposium proved to be a rich forum for intellectual dialogue.”
We invite you to view pictures of our students presenting their work here.
Congratulations to everyone involved in a very successful event.