Honors College Students Present Independent Study Projects at Symposium

Friday, May 11, 2018
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Eighteen students from Raritan Valley Community College’s Honors College presented their independent “Capstone Course” projects during a full-day symposium, held May 4 at the College’s Branchburg campus.

Project topics ran the gamut of subjects—from “Life Cycle Analysis and Recyclability of Plastics,” to “How Music Interacts with Emotional Response,” to “Environmental Health Injustices of Lower Socioeconomic Communities,” to “Everyday Experiences of Transgender Individuals,” to “Optimization of New DNA Isolation Protocol,” to “Writing, Producing and Performing an Original One-Act Play,” to a video outlining “The Challenges of Latinx Students in the United States Educational System.”

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.

Learn more about RVCC’s Honors College at an Information Session, Wednesday, May 16, at 6 p.m., in the RVCC Atrium (College Center). The event will include information about admission to the Honors College and transfer opportunities after graduating from RVCC. Students in the top 20 percent of their high school class who possess a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, or have a cumulative SAT score of 1100 or higher, are encouraged to attend.

To register for the Information Session visit www.raritanval.edu/visit. To learn more about RVCC’s Honors College, visit www.raritanval.edu/honors.



May 11, 2018

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

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