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BYU hosts "The Power of 2: Mentored Learning Symposium" March 3

Brigham Young University will host "To the Power of 2: Mentored Learning Symposium" featuring undergraduate mentored research projects Thursday, March 3, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom and Garden Court.

"The symposium helps students see what they might accomplish as undergraduates," says Matt Maddox, a coordinator with BYU's Office of Research and Creative Activities. "This is, in effect, a great celebration of student-faculty collaboration and achievement."

Each year the university helps support mentored activities by giving fellowships and grants. More than $500,000 is given each year in the form of ORCA grants, which allow students to distinguish themselves from the rest of the students across America by participating in scholarly projects under the guidance of seasoned faculty members. Many have opportunities to get their work published.

The public will have a two-hour window to see 40 mentored undergraduate students display their findings and share their successes, including the EV1 electric car, in the WSC Ballroom.

At the same time, 12 students will provide oral presentations to discuss their results in the WSC Garden Court. Refreshments will be provided.

"We hope to spur both faculty and students to increase their involvement with mentored learning," Maddox says. "The symposium is the first of its kind at BYU."

For information or questions, please contact Matt Maddox, ORCA, (801) 422-1461 or Mike Call, College of Humanities, (801) 422-2550.

Writer: Devin Knighton

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