Faculty-Student Apprenticeship Projects on Display

Posted: October 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The projects from the first two sessions of the Faculty-Student Apprenticeship for Undergraduates Program are on display this week in the Johnson Center, Room 116. A reception is held today from 2:30 to 4 p.m., providing an opportunity to meet the faculty members and students behind the projects.

The program began in the summer as a pilot and is designed to introduce students to scholarship in action in their major fields of study. The 13-week program pairs undergraduates with faculty members of their choice to complete a specified scholarly project. Thirteen students participated in the summer, and 11 are working on projects this fall.

Projects range from “Dance Education in the Public Schools” to “Hippocampus PKC in Sighted vs. Nonsighted Rats.” One pair is even investigating life on Mars.

“We hope this will become a growing program at the university, and by all indications it is,” says June Tangney, Psychology, who serves on the ad-hoc committee that oversees the project. “This is a great opportunity to pair some of the best students at George Mason with some of the best faculty members.”

For more information, contact Tangney at x34051.

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