URSCA Highlights Whittier Undergraduate Research
More than 70 Whittier College students participated in the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Arts (URSCA) Presentation Day. This year presenters represented more than a dozen majors and session topics ranged from "The Use of Pre-Existing Classical Music in Contemporary Film" and "Gender Issues in Latin American Literature" to "The Politics of Memory, Money, and Identity" and "Approaches to Social Issues."
During the conference, students were given the opportunity to present original work completed during Summer 2012 and the 2012-13 academic year. Presentations were given through various forms of media including: individual and poster presentations, creative arts explorations, and student panels.
This year's URSCA coincided with Whittier College's 8th Annual College and Community Expo organized by the Center for Engagement with Communities. The Expo recognizes the hundreds of hours of service provided by Whittier students to local community agencies. Visitors had the opportunity to learn more about projects via a student panel and poster presentations. Students and faculty were on hand to give greater detail about individual projects that included student-led initiatives, class projects, and work within established volunteer organizations.