Day of Scholarship is a tradition at Barton College. We gathered together once a year to welcome guest researchers, listen to research presentations from students, staff, and faculty, and celebrate our alumni whose research skills, built at Barton, have led them to success.
This year the coronoavirus makes it impossible to gather on campus; but we could not bring ourselves to cancel Day of Scholarship — the work that students, staff, and faculty have done is too important. So, we will showcase it differently. During the week of April 7-10, Day of Scholarship posters and presentations will be available to current Barton students, staff, and faculty, through Canvas, our learning management system. Then, during the week of April 13-17, we will make the best of Day of Scholarship available to the public on this page. So, please plan to join us here starting on April 13 to celebrate the power of research at Barton College.
Undergraduate research is the exploration of topic by a student pursuing a bachelor degree that generally follows one of three lines of inquiry:
Students presenting undergraduate research at Day of Scholarship submitted proposals in the fall. These proposals were judged by the faculty, and ten projects were awarded a grant to complete their work. Three additional students received Interfaith Leadership grants.
The faculty at Barton College are professionals in higher education. They are experts in their fields, committed to sharing their knowledge with students. Professors also contribute to Barton's wealth of knowledge and experience by participating in original research. Different disciplines have different expectations for what constitutes research. Some faculty probe the literature on a subject; others conduct scientific or social-scientific studies; while others do work in the humanities, writing books and articles, producing theatrical works, or creating art and music.
Academic posters balance the information pertaining to research with the design and layout of graphics, concisely communicating key elements of the project. Members of the Barton College community apply to have their posters included in Day of Scholarship, and these posters are adjudicated by faculty volunteers.
At an academic conference, posters are displayed throughout the duration of the event with their respective researchers on hand to discuss the content. The virtual 2020 Day of Scholarship includes recorded audio of researchers presenting their posters.
Health Behaviors in Middle School Students: Designing a Wilson YMCA After-School Program
George Venturella and Jordan Blake
Examining Genomes: Food Preservation and a Caviar Fungus
The Effect of a 3D Anatomy Software on Learning and Self-Efficacy
Commonplace Books - Why Doodling Matters
Becoming an Academic Guide from the Side - Lessons from Becoming a Coach
Adventures in Asia - A Reflection on a Semester Abroad in India, Australia, and the Phillippines
Generation of Electricity from Protein Using Microbial Fuel Cells
Racism and Sexism in the Criminal Justice System
Brooke Ryals and Evan Lee