The UMW Summer Science Institute (SSI) began its 21st year in 2020. This 10-week research program for UMW undergraduates, which runs from May to July, gives them the opportunity to work individually and creatively on research projects with dedicated faculty mentors. Students are compensated with a stipend in addition to room and board, similar to summer research programs at institutions across the … [Read more...] about 2020 Marks 21 Years of UMW Summer Science Institute
April 24, 2020 would have been the 14th annual Research and Creativity Day symposium at the University of Mary Washington. As in years past, the Hurley Convergence Center would have been filled with posters and hosted simultaneous oral sessions. There would have been multiple exhibitions and performances across campus, and numerous departments would have hosted their own events to celebrate the … [Read more...] about The 14th Annual Research and Creativity Day Symposium has gone virtual!
This 2019-2020 academic year we have been celebrating ten years of the Women's and Gender Studies program (see "Dynamic Decade: Women's and Gender Studies Turns 10") at Mary Washington. Every year this program hosts its own Undergraduate Research Forum in March as part of UMW Women's History Month celebration. This is always a special event, with both poster and oral presentations by students in a … [Read more...] about Celebrating Women’s History Month, Ten Years of WGST and Undergraduate Research
UMW Theatre students are spending their spring break in New York City focusing on individual research projects exploring the contemporary theatre and theatre practitioners. They are experience professional theatre productions, interviewing industry professionals, and learning about the city and its artistic institutions. Many of the students are connecting with UMW alumni working in an array of … [Read more...] about Theatre Students Hit the Big Apple for Spring Break
Some human activities intended for good reason, have terrible effects, particularly with sand-mining. Senior biology major Lauren Chartier studied the effects sand-mining has on soil quality because soil biology, chemistry, and physical structure are key determinants of unique qualities that ultimately determine what can grow there. Chartier analyzed land-use (LU) histories twenty-six years … [Read more...] about Sand-mining’s Unintended Effects