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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:27am

JCC’s experiential learning program held its fifth annual Scholars Day recently to celebrate academic research and creative activity among faculty and students.

The event featured poster displays and presentations. Entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, and experiential learning were considered for inclusion in the event.

Participants spoke about the dynamics and impact of their research. Besides JCC students, faculty, and staff, high school students from Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School attended the program.

On the Jamestown Campus, Taegan Smith was presented first place honors for “Macroinvertebrate Diversity as an Indicator of Stream Health.”

Second place honors went to Bryce Alexander for his “Invasive Species Threat to Forest Health: A Search for the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) in Local Forests of the Chautauqua Region” presentation.

Cody Austin earned third place honors for “Cryptography in Art.”

Cattaraugus County Campus award recipients were: Megan Fitzimmons, first place for “Does Color Enhance How the Working Memory Works?” as well as second place for her “Common Core” presentation, and Rebecca Long,“Roundabouts: An Economic Analysis,” third place.

Other student presentations included: “Glass vs. Plastic: An Economic Analysis” by Shellie Blauser and Holly McGarvey, “Same Sex Schooling” by Megan Fitzsimmons, “Exceptional Children: Current Issue in Education” by Emily Grace Marsh, “Draw and Tell” by Paige Payne, “Caregiver Stress and Occupational Therapy” by Michael Nordin, “International Internship: Spain,” by Alyssa Crespo.

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