Honors College Students Present Independent Study Projects at Symposium

Friday, May 10, 2019
capstone group photo

Twenty-one students from Raritan Valley Community College’s Honors College presented their independent “Capstone Course” projects during a full-day symposium, held May 7 at the College’s Branchburg campus.

Project topics ran the gamut of subjects—from “Analyzing the Frequency Spectrum of Guitar Strings,” to “Financial Literacy for Life: Important Considerations,” to “Nature & Nurture: Genetic & Environmental Causes of Alzheimer’s,” to “The Creative Writing Portfolio,” to “Censorship on the Rise,” to “Cults and the Abuse that Sustain Them,” to “Emotional Impact of Deaf Children Raised with Hearing vs. Deaf Parents,” to “The Comedy of Pain: Finding Humor in the Suffering of Others.”

The Capstone Course is designed to guide sophomore Honors College students from all disciplines through the stages of researching and writing a major research paper or project, or developing an artistic pursuit. The students are mentored by faculty members and present their work at the end of the semester.

Launched in 2011, RVCC’s Honors College serves highly qualified high school graduates who are entering college for the first time. Honors College students benefit from being in small classes with similarly academically motivated students. Students in the program are taught by a select group of faculty. The Honors College features a cohort-based program with smaller, seminar-style courses that have an interdisciplinary focus and afford students the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with their professors.

To learn more about RVCC’s Honors College, attend the Honors College Information Session on May 15, from 6-8 p.m., at the College’s Branchburg campus. Register for the session at www.raritanval.edu/visit. For additional information about the Honors College, visit www.raritanval.edu/honors.

Ranked by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



May 10, 2019

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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