After spending a year or more investigating topics that spark their curiosity and motivate them to dig deeper, St. Lawrence students presented their research findings and showcased their talents during the Festival of Science, Scholarship, and Creativity on Friday, April 29.
A campus-wide tradition that began in 2014, this year’s Festival Day featured 120 oral and visual poster presentations examining a wide range of topics including wellbeing and mental health, social justice, and environmental issues. Presentations also highlighted first-hand student research conducted in the North Country, the Adirondack region, and during off-campus study trips in Northern Ireland, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.
A celebration of our student body’s diverse passions, Festival Day also showcased students’ musical and artistic talents. The Spring Dance Concert featured eight student-choreographed performances and several voice, violin, or clarinet recitals. A visual presentation of self-discovery and reflection, “Lost and Found: Art and Art History Senior Year Exhibition” features the work of 10 student artists and is on display in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery through Friday, May 10.
"My work is loosely a self-portrait that shows the relationship between everything in my head and the work that I create as a result," said Owen Hammel '22 whose art project is featured in the Gallery exhibition. "It felt good to be a part of the tradition of Festival Day and it made me realize just how close to graduating we seniors are. While that is a little scary, it’s also very exciting. We have all worked hard and made it through college during extremely tough times. It's very rewarding to realize that we made it."