I want to welcome you to explore this year’s virtual Merrimack College Research & Creative Achievement Conference. At Merrimack, we are deeply committed to promoting and facilitating meaningful student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. This virtual conference is designed to highlight that commitment and celebrate academic and creative excellence of undergraduate and graduate work. We are also honored to highlight mentored student work based on the College’s commitment to engagement with our community partners. These reciprocal and collaborative partnerships serve to enrich the scholarship, research and creative activity of our students and faculty while strengthening our institutional mission of fostering civic responsibility, addressing societal issues and contributing to the public good.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our student researchers and faculty collaborators and mentors have had to face additional challenges and roadblocks this spring. The fact that so many students were able to respond to and rise above these unprecedented challenges reminds us of the importance of perseverance and resourcefulness as well as creativity.
At a time when we face so much difficult and sad news, it also helps to pause and take note of the continued accomplishments and good work of our students and faculty.
On behalf of Merrimack College, I applaud and commend the excellent student scholarship represented here and take great pride in their accomplishments.
John “Sean” Condon, Ph.D. Interim Provost
While COVID-19 precautions have shifted this year’s event to a virtual format, you’ll still have the opportunity to view the outstanding scholarship, research and creative activity of our students and faculty. Browse presentations by school and departments below.
The completion of this undertaking could not have been possible without the faculty and community partners who supported and mentored student research and creative achievement during this academic year. We would also like to acknowledge the Office of the Provost, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the Office of Communications, the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Dr. Michael Stroud for going above and beyond in their support for the 2020 virtual Research and Creative Achievement Conference.
Office of the Provost - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning