Brandeis students showcased the culmination of their summer and academic year research and creative projects at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations (URCC) Symposium. This is the Symposium’s second year, following last year’s virtual gallery format.
Director of Undergraduate-Faculty Research Partnerships Margaret Lynch commented on the transition from virtual presentations to this year’s in-person celebration in an email with The Brandeis Hoot, writing, “After a successful remote event in 2021, in 2022 we transitioned the Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations Symposium to the Hassenfeld Conference Center on campus. Despite the convenience of online events, nothing quite replicates live, in person interactions. There is an uplifting energy to a room of people engaging in conversation and community. The Symposium showcased projects from a wide variety of disciplines in the Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Humanities, Creative Arts and Sciences. These were integrated together in the same space to increase the chance that attendees and presenters would interact with someone in a field outside their expertise and learn something new and thought-provoking. On behalf of the URCC, I am deeply appreciative of the support of the Davis Educational Foundation, which helped support this event, as well as the support of the entire Brandeis Community.”
One student research Adah Anderson ’24, described her takeaways from the Symposium in an interview with The Hoot, saying, “I think it was very well organized and I really enjoyed talking to everyone … I think if was a good opportunity to show off my research and see everyone else’s hard work.”
The abstracts and descriptions of student projects from this year and the past summer have been documented in a virtual booklet on the URCC website.
More information about the services the URCC offers can be found on their webpage.