In its 10th year, the Centre College Research, Internships and Creative Endeavors (RICE) symposium again provided the opportunity for students to share achievements and the results of independent projects during a daylong showcase of academic presentations.
The event took place on April 13 and featured 87 presentations from a variety of disciplines that included 55 oral presentations, 32 poster presentations, a film presentation and an art exhibit.
“Many sessions were filled to capacity with students, faculty and staff who were highly engaged in the presentations and subsequent discussions,” said RICE symposium co-chair Ellen Prusinski, experiential learning coordinator, assistant director of CTL and assistant professor of education.
“It was great to see participation from first-year students all the way to seniors,” she continued. “I hope that first-year students got a good sense of how they can share their work with the larger community and think about presenting in future years.”
Ten years ago, Dean Stephanie Fabritius, vice president for academic affairs and professor of biology, originated the plan for the symposium.
“I’m really grateful that the campus has been receptive to the idea of the RICE symposium since the beginning,” Fabritius said.
Members of the faculty and staff have come together to help organize the event, and the students are always eager to participate.
“I love the energy that the symposium generates, and it is so exciting and inspiring to hear about the many projects,” she added.
by Kerry Steinhofer
April 21, 2017