Faculty, staff and fellow students gathered on Weds., Dec. 6, 2017, to hear 78 juniors and seniors present their capstone or end-of-term projects during Northwest Christian University’s semi-annual research colloquium known as Academic Creativity and Excellence Day or ACE Day. Several sophomores and first year students also took a turn at the podium to make presentations.
Presentation formats included lectures, posters, panel discussions, research talks, musical performances, debates, and a short film festival. Honors students report on their honors contracts, and students returning from study abroad experiences narrate their travels. Presenters provide a short overview of their project or research and then invited attendees to ask questions.
“NCU’s ACE Day is a tradition on our campus for juniors and seniors to share their research findings across many academic disciplines,” said Doyle Srader, Ph.D, professor of speech and communications. “Preparing an ACE Day poster presentation is valuable preparation for students considering graduate school or when they make presentations in business, government or academia.”
ACE Day was founded on the NCU campus by Dr. Tim Bergquist, emeritus professor of quantitative business models.
Abstracts of each ACE Day presentation can be found online: aceday.nwcu.edu