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Photo caption: Students winning awards and faculty members are, from left: Dr. Patricia Bederman Miller and Dawn Middleton-Paradise, faculty; students Mikayla Wright, Kristy Keller, and Carlie Amundson; Dr. Vicki Stanavitch, faculty member and forum coordinator; and Dr. Sherry Strain, faculty member.

Keystone College students had the opportunity to present their best academic work during the 2017 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creativity Celebration held on April 26, 2017 in the Theatre In Brooks.

The forum featured more than 160 exhibits highlighting year-long faculty-mentored research, creative works, and senior capstone projects. The academic work, representing Keystone’s School of Arts and Sciences and School of Professional Studies, included research in science, technology, art, business, communications, and education.

Award Winners

While all of the presentations represented excellent academic work, several Keystone students were awarded special honors. Mikayla Wright, Tunkhannock, received the Keystone Innovation Award. Kristy Keller, Taylor, received the Excellence in Research Award, and Carlie Amundson, Tunkhannock, received the Excellence in Creativity Award.

Artwork by Keystone students Loren Sykes, Dunmore, and Melanie Rosato, Scranton, was selected for use in the program booklet, as was a poem written by student Karlee Patton, Duryea. Featured speaker at the event was Dr. Allan Wolfe, a 1961 Keystone graduate and professor emeritus of biology at Lebanon Valley College.