AURORA, Colo. – All faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by Friday’s Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS).This year’s session is being held on the Anschutz Medical Campus in the Research 2 building.
Marking its 15th year, this event now showcases efforts of undergraduate and graduate students in programs at both campuses. Student work is evaluated, and cash prizes are awarded.
The RaCAS event started on the Denver Campus but expanded several years ago to include student work on the Anschutz Medical Campus. As part of the expansion, the day-long event rotates locations. Last year it was on the Denver Campus, the Anschutz Medical Campus the previous year.
“Overall, the event has grown and improved as our institution has,” said Mary Coussons-Read, associate vice chancellor for research.
“This activity really represents the diversity and quality of student projects,” said Coussons-Read. “The students who participate are from the different disciplines and their approaches are very diverse, too. It’s really a celebration of the diversity of our students.”
One important addition to this year’s RaCAS planning was workshops offered to students to help them prepare presentation materials for the day. Symposium visitors have a chance to view visual presentations and discuss research projects with the students.
The RaCAS focus is on the work of university students, but the day also includes participation by a group of middle school students.
Guest speaker is Adam Lerner, director and chief Animator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.