Honors students to present original research

Free lectures scheduled on Monday

PORT ANGELES — Gloria Spry studied “Homelessness: An Intersectional Approach around the Olympic Peninsula.”

John Considine developed “Study Tips for Students with ADHD.”

Amanda McKoin researched “Patterns of Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) activity in Olympic National Park.”

These are among the Peninsula College Honors Program students who will present their original research at the Peninsula College Honors Program’s annual symposium for capstone projects on Monday.

The free presentations will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday in Keegan Hall, Room M125 on the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Other honors students and their projects are Joycelin Grier, “Definition: Feminist;” and Courtney Smith, “Ecology of Dance.”

Members of the 2023 Peninsula College Honors Cohort said they hope that their work inspires future students to believe in their own passions and curiosity.

“Our projects were hard work, but none of us can imagine what our college experiences would have been like without them,” the cohort said in a statement addressing fellow students.

“This program teaches you something you can’t get any other way, from any other class. It will challenge you, but you will persevere, and come out on the other side wanting to share your experience with others the way we want to share it with you.”

The Peninsula College Honors Program is for highly motivated students who seek to be engaged in an intensive learning process, according to Peninsula College.

A key component of the program is a culminating capstone project.

Honors students work independently on their projects throughout the second year of the program, guided by faculty mentors.

Capstone projects may involve original research, service learning, artistic expressions, international experiences, or some combination.

The symposium is an opportunity for students to share their scholarship with the broader community. It is also an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing Honors at Peninsula College to learn about the kinds of capstone projects being completed, and to talk with students finishing their honors degree.

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