12th annual RICE symposium celebrates student research and creative endeavors

Centre College recently hosted the 12th annual Research, Internships and Creative Endeavors (RICE) symposium with a week-long celebration of research, featuring different events each day.

“I think RICE went very well this year,” said Amy Frederick, RICE co-chair and assistant professor of art history and humanities. “The quality of the presentations, the posters and the symposium lecture was inspiring.”

More than 100 students participated in the symposium on April 11, giving oral and poster presentations from a variety of academic disciplines. Student artists also exhibited their work on April 12 in the AEGON Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center (JVAC).

“One of my favorite things about RICE is seeing how supportive Centre students are of other’s work,” she said. “They attend presentations to hear their peers speak, and they each engage in lively intellectual conversations at the poster session and the art exhibition. It is a dynamic week of community building on campus.”

Last year, the Undergraduate Research Committee added a luncheon to celebrate symposium participants and their faculty mentors. The event was held again this year and continues to be a success.

“It stood out last year and again this year for being a celebratory event where faculty and students from various disciplines come together and share research experiences,” Frederick added.

During Wednesday night’s convocation, the campus community also heard from Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, deputy director and chief curator at the National Museum of African Art in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Kreamer’s talk, titled “Exhibiting Knowledge: Power, Creativity and Aesthetic Experience in the Arts of Africa,” reflected upon her lifetime of research and scholarship on African art.

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by Kerry Steinhofer
April 17, 2019

Header image: Arthur Johnson ’19 presents “Determinants of Tractor Prices: A Hedonic Model” during the 12th annual RICE event.