Welcome to the 16th Annual University of Mary Washington Research and Creativity Day Virtual Symposium, Spring 2022!

We are excited to announce that this year’s Research and Creativity Day Symposium will be held in a hybrid format.

On the last day of classes for the spring semester–April 22, 2022–students and faculty will gather in the Hurley Convergence Center, as well as in a few other spaces across campus, to present the work of their scholarly research and creative endeavors over the past academic year.

However, building upon the success of the past two years when the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to learn new ways of conducting and sharing our work, we will also offer the option for students to present their work virtually on this website.

We invite everyone—students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and other university friends—to browse the presentations published on this website to see student projects and performances from across the university, organized on the menu above by college, department, student name, and category of presentation. We hope you will not only take a look, but also take the time to comment directly to the various projects by our students with your questions and words of encouragement to recognize and celebrate their hard work and achievements!

All are also welcomed to attend the in-person events on campus on the 22nd.

To comment, just click on the project title following one of the menus above, and fill out the required information. Comments will be open until midnight, May 1st, 2022.

Congratulations and thank you to all our student presenters and their faculty mentors for their accomplishments!

A special thanks to Jerry Slezak, Shannon Houser, and Cartland Berge from UMW Digital Learning Support; Adrienne Brovero of the UMW Speaking Center; Carolyn Parsons and Angie Kemp of UMW Simpson Library; Alec Mallman (Student Activities); and AJ Newell and Liz Kuvinka of UMW Design Services) for their support of this Virtual Symposium.

This site was created by Dr. Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences with help from Allison Price, CAS Student Social Media Assistant.