Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts
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Students are encouraged to excel
Stetson University emphasizes individual achievement in research and creative work appropriate to each student's field of study. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences select and complete a Senior Project under the guidance of a faculty adviser. The College of Arts and Sciences provides a Dean's Fund for Undergraduate Research to support student projects. Another university program, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), makes competitive awards to students who wish to pursue individual research or creative projects with a faculty member.
Stellar achievements are showcased
Outstanding undergraduate scholarship and creativity is regularly presented to the university community. An annual event, Stetson Showcase, formerly known as SURCAS (Stetson Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium), features outstanding student work from all of the university's programs. Showcase is a celebration of student achievement at Stetson University and is designed to foster an appreciation for academic excellence. The event is structured like an interdisciplinary professional conference. Students present their research, projects, portfolios and performances. This year's Stetson Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Review the 2011 Program for an idea of the type of research presented during Showcase.
Creativity soars at Stetson
The student literary magazine, Touchstone, is another creative outlet at Stetson University, and, throughout each semester, students are involved in presentation of productions at Stover Theatre, music recitals in Elizabeth Hall auditorium, art shows at Duncan Gallery, readings at Poetry at an Uncouth Hour, or Cultural Credit events all across campus.
Undergraduate research is fascinating when you're working on innovative approaches to knowledge. The research represented in these videos is exemplary of the academic work done by undergraduate students at Stetson University. The videos highlight some of the presentations seen at Stetson Showcase and at senior capstone programs.
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