Libraries Collaborates with Pennoni Honors College to Provide Summer Workshops for STAR Scholars
The Libraries collaborated with Pennoni Honors College to develop a series of Research Workshops designed to encourage students to think about their research within the larger narrative of their discipline and the world at large, while also reviewing elements of the research process such as literature reviews and finding/reading scholarly articles.
Elise Ferer, librarian for Undergraduate Learning, collaborated with Jaya Mohan, assistant director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, to develop four workshops, three of which focused on research: Contextualizing Your Research (#1), Reading a Scholarly Article (#2), and Research in Other Contexts and Creativity (#3).
Students learned new ways to find information, how researchers communicate and find information, and how to begin communicating research to others. They were challenged to think about themselves as information creators and about research beyond the traditional journal article. All STAR scholars will produce posters about their work that will be presented on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in the lobby of Bossone.
The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program allows first-year students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their freshman year. The STAR Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students to get to know faculty, explore a major area of research, and gain practical skills and valuable research experience.