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Freshmen Showcase Research Projects Focused on Real World Issues

November 29, 2012


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Hundreds of first semester freshmen gathered to showcase their research projects focusing on real world issues during the “First Year Celebration” held November 28-29 in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. 

A variety of projects were displayed at the two-day event that included such topics on environmental sustainability, the anti-slavery movement, the helpful efforts of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and the dangers of texting while driving.

“The showcase allowed students to celebrate all of their hard work they’ve done on these projects throughout the year,” said Lili Cook, Adjunct Instructor of English.

The students presented in several different multimedia formats such as poster display boards and PowerPoint presentations. They also answered questions on their projects, showing what they learned from their research.

The University’s First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP) is an innovative nationally-recognized program which helps students to make successful academic and social transitions from high school to the University. The program has been awarded a Texas Higher Education Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Board. The FYLCP was the only first-year student program to win a Star Award.  The University was also selected as one of 13 "Institutions of Excellence in the First College Year" by the Brevard College Policy Center on the First Year of College.

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