Shortly after Robert “Robbie” Robinson became the University’s chief of public safety in October 1993, he had a “chance encounter” with James K. Duah-Agyeman, who was then the director of the Center for Academic Achievement in the Division of Student…
Renée Crown University Honors Students to Present Thesis Projects on Wednesday
Seniors in the Renée Crown University Honors Program will present their thesis projects on Wednesday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hall of Languages.
The presentation panels will run concurrently in 11 rooms throughout the building, except during lunch (noon to 1 p.m.), and are free and open to the University community.
Thesis projects are the culmination of three to four semesters of independent research and professional and creative work by students from across the schools and colleges of the University. Working with a faculty advisor, the students design, research and complete a significant project in their major field of study.
Among the topics that students are presenting on this year are: Japan and the International Whaling Commission; emoji in architectural communication; the design of an autonomous perching glider; synthesis and characterization of alkaline earth metal heteroleptic tetraarylborate pyrazolates; restoration of ex-felons’ voting rights and citizenship; “On/off”, a scored silent film; artificial intelligence in journalism; a virtual reality film demonstrating the perspectives of first-generation college students; and an analysis of citizen science and its effect on marine plastic pollution.
The projects range from work developed in scientific labs; to creative projects including magazines, screenplays and films; to architectural theses; to research and analysis representing a wide range of disciplines and methodologies.
Formats for the 15- to 20-minute presentations will include slide shows, websites, illustrations, films, readings and performance. Many of the students will also present or publish the results of their undergraduate research and creative work at national and international conferences or in publications.
The Honors Thesis Presentation Day schedule is available at honors.syr.edu/capstone/2019/04/22/2019-thesis-presentation-day-schedule/