Highlights from FURSCA 2012

Bian Wang works on her documentary at the Whitehouse Nature Center.

This summer, 40 Albion College students from multiple academic disciplines developed an independent research project, and presented their findings, through grants received from The Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA).

"For many students, FURSCA research will lead to national presentations and publications," Ian MacInnes, English professor and FURSCA director, says. "These can help them enroll in graduate programs and succeed in their fields."

MacInnes says FURSCA helps students plan and study independently, and to problem solve over the course of their summer research. That independent project management experience is a hallmark of the liberal arts, he says.

"I was impressed with this group of students," he says. "The quality of their work, and particularly their presentations, was very high."

Here are six projects from this summer's FURSCA session: Read more