Rising senior Elsa Bamgartner, majoring in Psychological Science, spent last academic year researching the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional and social well-being of college students with her faculty mentor Dr. Chris McBride. In May, Elsa presented the results of her research virtually at the Association for Psychological Science national conference. Subsequently, Elsa earned a … [Read more...] about Pysch Major Puts her COVID-19 Research to Work
The Preservation Planning Lab (HISP 469) was contacted by the City of Fredericksburg Planning Office to redesign the brochure for the Historic District. The old brochure was at least twenty years old, didn’t reflect current rules, and had no graphics or colors. The City asked the class to create two new brochures - one for residential owners and one for business owners - and to incorporate newly … [Read more...] about Work with the City of Fredericksburg Gives Historic Preservation Students Real-World Experience
Despite the challenges that Fall 2020 posed for UMW students and faculty, including strict protocols about in-person contact in classrooms and labs as well as restrictions on travel, UMW was able to continue its commitment to student learning and to fostering undergraduate research and creativity. Many students and faculty across the university pursued individual and team research projects and … [Read more...] about Students Continue with Their Research, Despite a Pandemic
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!