Every October, Clark hosts Fall Fest, an annual celebration of our students’ research and creative work. It’s one of two major opportunities — the other is Academic Spree Day in the spring — for undergraduates to showcase what they’ve done in the classroom, the lab, and beyond.
This year’s event takes place Friday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Goddard Library.
Here are seven essential things to know about Fall Fest:
- Students will showcase their work in 79 poster sessions and eight oral presentations and panels representing the breadth of Clark academics.
- You will learn something you never knew before. (Unless you’re already up to speed on “Mathematical Modeling of the toy gene in Drosophila Melanogaster Development.”)
- Fall Fest was established in 2000 to showcase student work accomplished over the summer. Today, students can present either their academic research, their summer internships, or their study abroad experiences.
- You’ll hear about research and creative projects Clark students conducted in Chile, Peru, the Arctic, Bosnia, Shanghai, and throughout the United States (including on a cross-country road trip, with amazing photos to prove it).
- Each Fall Fest project has been produced with the sponsorship and support of one or more Clark faculty or staff members.
- On Friday, you’ll be introduced to a new Clark app, hear about the eccentric life of a Texas poet, and discover the secret world of ant behavior. And that’s just for starters.
- There will be cookies! Not the computer kind — the chocolate chip kind. Help yourself.