Honors College Students Present Independent Study Projects at Virtual Symposium

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Students from Raritan Valley Community College’s Honors College presented their independent “Capstone Course” projects during a virtual symposium, held May 4 via Zoom. The Honors College students and their projects included:

Jackie Braida (Glen Gardner): “Branching out: A Look at Family History Through a Creative Lens”

Allison Gamez (Watchung): “Hemophilia”

Jimmy Urquizo (North Plainfield): “Ewing Sarcoma”

Meghan Kavanaugh (Hillsborough): “The Pandemic at Large: COVID-19’s Influence on Increased Social Media Use and Declining Well-being”

Lynn Wyer (Glen Gardner): “The Benefits of Hearing and Deaf Children Learning ASL During the Early Childhood Years”

Ayesatu Gabisi (Franklin Township): “What We Know and What We Think of COVID-19”

Harrison Gropper (Branchburg): “My First iOS Application”

Alexander Lazeration (Hillsborough): “Directional Speakers using Ultrasound”

Catherine Linet Namuli (Upper Gwynedd, PA): “Earth Women, Earth Mothers: Examining Matriarchy”

Phoebe Chen (Hillsborough): “The Bible as a Source for Women’s History”

Jadyn Funkhouser (Clinton): Effect of Pollution on Tardigrade Population and Health

Susanne Molesko (Manville): Plug in to Recharge: How Social Connection Rejuvenates our Physical and Mental Wellbeing”

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 a Virtual Honors College Information Session, May 19, at 6 p.m. To register for the session, visit www.raritanval.edu/visit. For additional information, visit www.raritanval.edu/honors or email honors@raritanval.edu.

Ranked by WalletHub.com, Intelligent.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 over 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 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, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



May 11, 2021

PR #90