UMW Students Showcase Undergraduate Research

More than 125 University of Mary Washington undergraduate students presented their work at the sixth annual Research and Creativity Symposium on Tuesday, April 17.

The 96 presentations came from all disciplines, including the sciences, mathematics, social sciences, art and humanities. In one session, groups of students under the direction of Associate Professor of History Jeff McClurken presented “Digital History: James Farmer Lectures,” “Historic Buildings of the University of Mary Washington” and “Digital History: The James Monroe Museum Political Cartoon Archive.”

Other presentations covered a myriad of topics, including zombie films, “helicopter parenting,” soil erosion in the Rappahannock River and the effects of cell phone radiation on genes.

The UMW Research and Creativity Symposium is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The symposium showcases collaborative work between faculty and students and celebrates the scholarly and creative endeavors of our academic community. For more information and a full list of presentations, visit  

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