UNC Asheville hosts Spring Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium April 26

UNC Asheville students at the Celebration of Community Engaged Learning in 2016.
UNC Asheville students at the Celebration of Community Engaged Learning in 2016. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

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UNC Asheville to Showcase Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement on April 26

UNC Asheville students will present more than 300 research and creative projects and showcase their work in community engagement projects and internships at the university’s Spring Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, on Wednesday, April 26. All events are free and open to the public.

Presentations of the students’ research and creative projects covers many topics and disciplines, including the sciences and technology, social sciences and humanities, business, language and the arts, and will be offered simultaneously in many campus locations, beginning at 8 a.m. and culminating at 5:30 p.m. with portfolio presentations by Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences students. 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 Community Engaged Learning takes place on the Sherrill Center concourse from 3-5 p.m., and will feature student-created displays and presentations about their work with the community as well as showcase the organizations that they partnered with. UNC Asheville students will present their work on more than 50 community engagement projects.

Representatives of community organizations and businesses interested in learning more about partnering with UNC Asheville to provide opportunities for internship and community engagement projects are invited to attend. For more information, contact Rob Campbell at rcampbel@unca.edu or David Earnhardt at dearnhar@unca.edu.

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at dhesse@mountainx.com.

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