Monday, April 15, 2013

Susan Koch: Students, faculty mentors collaborate on projects for StARS

The following is a portion of a guest column written by UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch. It was published in an April 14, 2013 edition of The State Journal-Register.

"Providing an abundance of opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty is a particularly strong feature of the UIS student experience, and the results of these opportunities were on prominent display on the Springfield campus just a few days ago at 'StARS.'

'StARS' stands for Student Arts and Research Symposium and this annual event offers a rich array of presentations and performances by UIS students, each of whom has collaborated throughout the year with a faculty mentor to complete an individual research or creative project.

According to the U.S. Council on Undergraduate Research, research and creative projects like those showcased at the UIS 'StARS' develop critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence and promote an innovation-oriented culture on the university campus."

Read the full column online