Students Show Off Their Research Skills at Humphrey School's First Academic Showcase
Students at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs are driven to change the world. They spend much of their time exploring, researching, and evaluating ways to address a variety of issues from the local to the global level.
Over the next week, many of them will take advantage of the opportunity to present their world-changing ideas at the School’s first ever Academic Showcase.
Individual students and teams will make presentations to the Humphrey School community and the public on topics ranging from mental health needs assessments in southeastern Minnesota, to housing services for at-risk residents of Hennepin County, to the needs of Syrians displaced by the conflict in their country.
So far more than 30 doctoral and master’s degree candidates from all disciplines are scheduled to speak about their research projects, some of which were conducted in partnership with community organizations. Those organizations will be recognized for their collaborations with the School at an open house and reception on Tuesday, May 14.
“The academic showcase is an important opportunity to feature student research projects and highlight our impressive community partnerships from the past year,” says Dean Laura Bloomberg. “Our students do impressive and consequential applied academic work, and I strongly believe we should recognize and learn from their scholarship.”
The showcase week kicks off on Friday, May 10, with the second annual Research Symposium on International Development and Equity.
It culminates in the Humphrey School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18.
“This inaugural Academic Showcase is all about recognizing the accomplishments of our Humphrey School community,” Bloomberg says. “It’s a powerful reminder of the consequential work that we do, and wonderful send-off for our graduates who will be receiving their degrees at commencement.”