Senior Projects Day Illuminates Pacific University's Growing Prominence in Research
Research is the lifeblood of scholarship at Pacific University, recently ranked the No. 1 research institution among private colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest, and No. 10 in the West.
On Wednesday, April 24, Pacific's undergraduate student Class of 2019 will showcase an impressive array of research across all disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities, business administration and teaching pedagogies.
Research has long been a staple of Pacific's graduate and professional programs. The university's annual Senior Projects Day at the Forest Grove Campus is an opportunity for undergraduate students to demonstrate the quality, breadth and depth of their research endeavors, as well, through required senior capstone projects that represent a culmination of their Pacific education.
Senior Projects Day consists of several hundred oral presentations and poster presentations, as well as artwork displays and performing arts demonstrations in the music, dance and theatre disciplines. The Class of 2019 will present throughout Wednesday to the Pacific faculty and staff, friends, family members and classmates.
Research and creative activity invigorates, animates and enhances learning, as often the most effective understanding of concepts takes place in the laboratory and in the field. Undergraduate students of all disciplines at Pacific collaborate closely with their professors throughout all disciplines to produce high-level original research that both advances scholarship in their fields and propels their career trajectories.
A complete directory of student capstones that will be presented on Senior Projects Day is available here.