RUE Festival, April 18-22, Highlights SF Research and Humanities

Science and art come together when the Research for Undergraduate Education (RUE) workgroup holds the 2011 Research & Creative Scholarly Projects Festival at Santa Fe College’s Northwest campus, April 18–22. RUE is a college-wide workgroup supported by the Division of Academic Affairs and Student Life.

The week-long event showcases work done by SF students in a variety of disciplines including science, mathematics, social sciences, theatre and dance. Individual events include a poster session, oral and PowerPoint presentations of research projects, creative writing, poetry readings, art, music, dance and drama. This year, 60-80 students are expected to participate in the fourth annual festival.

“During the festival, students get to show off their research work or fine arts skills campus wide, rather than just to classmates or certain teachers,” explained Bobby Hom, associate professor, Humanities & Foreign Languages. “They attain invaluable feedback that can help them improve future research or artistic endeavors.”

  • During the Poster Session, students showcase their scientific research projects through large-scale posters that detail the nature of the work, steps taken to develop it, and the outcome. The poster session takes place 1-3 p.m. Monday, April 18 on the Library porch. Students will be available to answer questions about their research. Oral research presentations take place 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 in Y-123.
  • The Spotlight on Creativity is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20 in the E Building breezeway. During each 10-minute break between classes, from 8:50 a.m. to 2 p.m., performers will delight passers-by with poetry readings, music, dance and theatrical performances.
  • The festival also includes a performance by the Santa Fe Singers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in the E Auditorium.
  • The festival will culminate Friday, April 22 with a College-Awards Ceremony, 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. in the new Fine Arts Hall. Research posters will be on display in the lobby.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Bobby Hom at 352-395-4141 or bobby.hom@sfcollege.edu.

~ This press release was written by Communication Specialist Amanda Hernandez, College Relations

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