In celebration of student achievements, Penn State Brandywine's EURECA (Exposition of Undergraduate Research Enterprise and Creative Accomplishment) Program and Spring Honors Convocation will both be held Thursday, April 17, 2008 in the Common's Building Gymnasium. The EURECA Program will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by convocation at 6:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the convocation ceremony.
EURECA provides students from all academic disciplines with a unique opportunity to engage in in-depth research and scholarly activities under the supervision of a faculty member. Each student is then able to present and receive recognition for his or her research or creative work at the annual EURECA Program end-of-year event. Students present an abstract of their work in the form of posters, computer presentations and videos in a professional setting, giving them practical experience for real-world situations. There are approximately 40 presentations planned for this year's event.
At the annual Spring Honors Convocation, students will be honored for outstanding academic achievement, such as grade point averages in their field of study, and major academic awards will be presented to both students and faculty members. Students who participate in the Jane E. Cooper Honors program will be recognized. Other awards include the 2008 President's Freshman Award, the 2008 Madlyn Hanes Faculty Award and the George W. Franz Advising and Mentoring Award. The convocation address will be given by Katherine Meehan, instructor in human development and family studies at Penn State Brandywine.
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