Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity
The 9th annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity took place on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in the Slavin Center. This event showcases the excellent scholarly, creative, and service work that Providence College students are doing on campus, in the community, and indeed, around the world. The Celebration has grown each year, and features students from all class years and from many different departments and disciplines.
Celebration of Student Scholarship & Creativity Projects
Blaine Payer '18 — Conflict and Resolution in Film
Blaine Payer ’18, a philosophy major and film studies minor, discusses his study of conflict and resolution in the film Mad Max: Fury Road, directed by George Miller. Learn more about his research at the Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity on Wednesday, April 25.
Risa Takenaka '19 — A Better Water Filter for Developing Countries
Risa Takenaka '19, an applied physics major and philosophy minor, spent the last three semesters refining a soft sand water filter prototype to help people in developing nations clean contaminated water for drinking. Learn more about her research at the Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity on Wednesday, April 25: engaged-learning.providence.edu/annual-celebration/
Buyer Behavior Research — Vans
As part of Buyer Behavior, a marketing course offered by the Providence College School of Business, Dan Axelson '20, Jason Lopez '20, Ben Lucas, and Olivia Sergi '20 studied consumer awareness of Vans Off the Wall among college students. Based on their findings, they recommended ways the brand could improve consumer involvement with the brand and knowledge of personalization and other options. Learn more about their research at the Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity: https://engaged-learning.providence.edu/annual-celebration.
Julia Brown '19 — Greener Fuel through Chemistry
In the quest to find a fuel source that reduces carbon emissions, hydrogen seems like a good option, but the process to generate hydrogen gas results in carbon side products. Julia Brown '19 has been working on a method to mimic natural processes of hydrogen production and will continue this summer as a Walsh research fellow in Dr. Maria Carroll's chemistry lab. Learn more about her research at the Annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity on Wednesday, April 25: https://engaged-learning.providence.edu/annual-celebration/
Dee Auciello '18 — Oral Histories of South African Farmers
With the help of several undergraduate research grants from PC, Dee Auciello '18 returned to Capetown, South Africa, last summer to capture oral histories from farmers in a threatened agricultural community. Learn more about her research at the Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity: https://engaged-learning.providence.edu/annual-celebration/