7th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair


On April 14, 2017, students and faculty were invited to Reid Castle for a day of panels, presentations, and performances.

The annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair, ran entirely by students in the Castle Scholars Honors Program, showcased student research across many disciplines here at Manhattanville as well as encouraged professional development and highlighted the musical talent on this campus. Students in coordinating classes worked tirelessly to ensure that the event came together seamlessly.

“I was thrilled to see how well the Fair went in terms of our logistical preparation. Moreover, it was very fulfilling to experience the excitement of the student presenters and attendees. It could not have gone more smoothly and it was a great day had by all,” said Dara Murray, a professor of Communications and Media Studies as well as the instructor of the 2017 spring service course.

Castle Scholars who took Professor Murray’s course all helped to coordinate the event, taking on various tasks such as the arrangement of the event program, the design of a logo for all “swag,” and responding to any and all inquiries made by either students and/or faculty.

Students in the class included Maria Caram Gonzalez ‘17, Elene Kalmikova ‘17, Kayla Morales ‘17, Emily Behnke ‘18, Elizabeth Sweeny ‘18, Rukiya Andrews ‘18, Shannon Gaffney ‘18, Nicole Nazzaro ‘18, Daneil Chambers ‘19, Katherine Matuszek ‘19, and Rachel Troy ‘19.