Through the eyes of seniors: The impact of research

Over half of the students at Gettysburg work with a faculty mentor on research by the time they graduate. In addition, many students engage in projects abroad, community work, and other activities. In culmination of this work, last week marked the ninth annual Celebration, a two-day colloquium featuring undergraduate research, creative activity, and community engagement.

This year, 278 students—from first-years to seniors—presented 186 projects ranging from poster presentations to film presentations and musical performances. These projects represented a multitude of disciplines from 32 departments and programs.

Every year the event showcases the intellectual curiosity of our community and—through the scope of projects and intersection of subjects—highlights the power of drawing from multiple disciplines to solve the important issues of today.

Read more about the perspective of five seniors and how they see their unique research experiences translating to their future work in a variety of roles and fields.

Read about Psychology majors Carlin Baker '17, Thomas Lazo '17, and Fanghui Zhao '17