Inside USD--Designing a human powered vehicle. Researching the best way to promote support for a nonprofit group helping to free and support child-soldiers in Uganda. Investigating “greenwashing,” the practice of providing misleading information about a product’s environmental benefits.
These are just a few of the 150 research and creative projects that will be presented at USD’s fifth annual Creative Collaborations conference on Thursday, April 15.
A celebration of the university’s intellectual life, Creative Collaborations provides students an opportunity to exhibit their projects before their peers and faculty. Each project has been forged by working with a faculty advisor. Topics range from natural or social sciences to humanities, business and engineering.
“Engaging undergraduate students in research, scholarship and creative activity is an important and successful practice for enhancing a liberal arts and sciences education,” explained Mary K. Boyd, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “The works exhibit the accomplishments of students in a broad range of disciplines, and the exceptional work that can be accomplished by students in all stages of their academic careers at USD.” (Full Story Inside USD)