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Commonwealth Honors Scholars Present at the Celebration of Scholarship April 24, 2011

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Many Commonwealth Honors Scholars took part in the Celebration of Scholarship at Worcester State University.  Plan to join us next year if you did not get a chance to present at this year’s special event.

Here is the announcement of the celebration:

Worcester, Mass.) — Over 90 exhibits of research and creativity by Worcester State University students and faculty will be on display at the fourth annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Wednesday, April 20th.  

Some of the presentations include:
  • Growth patterns of baby Northern Red-bellied Cooters (an endangered species of turtles) currently being fostered in our Biology Department

  • How GIS is used to identify areas vulnerable to future infestation of Asian Longhorned Beetles

  • The relationship between nutrient-laden runoff and the frequency of Red Tide

  • How social participation affects recovery from alcoholism

  • The design and construction of a Victorian costume consisting of a long-sleeved bodice with high collar and pleated back, draped overskirt, floor-length underskirt, and ruffled petticoat.

This all-day event will feature panel presentations throughout campus from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and posters in the Blue Lounge and Exhibit Area of the Student Center from 3-5 p.m. For a full schedule of panel presentations, visit

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Charles Cullum noted, “The celebration is a wonderful opportunity for the entire Worcester State community to share learning across the curriculum. I urge faculty members to encourage their students to attend this event and explore work from a variety of disciplines.”

Refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public. For directions to campus, visit