Student Research/Creative Activities

Students in the School of Liberal Arts and Education have opportunities to work with faculty members on various research projects. These opportunities are provided through the Behavioral Science Research Center, the Career Opportunities in Research program, and the UNCF Mellon Mayes Undergraduate Fellows Program. Each spring the BSRC and COR present a research symposium where students present the results of their work. UNCF Mellon Mayes Fellows work with faculty mentors on topics of their choosing. They participate in the program for two years.

Some activities have included:

  • In the Department of English, Sarah Beamer, Azania Jenkins, and Martin Tucker, with their professor Dr. Mabel Khawaja, presented “Millennial Tools for Imagination and Imaging: Twenty First Century Literacy,” at the Teaching of Writing Conference, Old Dominion University
  • Seventeen students in the Department of Fine & Performing Arts had their work accepted for participation in the college student juried exhibition “The Next Generation.” Five students received awards and recognition for their work
  • In the Department of Music, Amber Garrett appeared on the “Today Show’s” talent showcase for “America’s Got Talent” and was interviewed. Elana Elmore won second place in the Gospel Music Workshop of America Voice Scholarship Competition
  • Also in the Department of Music Brittany Ford and Marques Maxom-Taylor were chosen as 2009 Voices from Hampton University for the 2009-2010 105 Voices of History National Concert Choir held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.