BEAR Day Celebrates Outstanding Work at Stetson School
The Mercer University – Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics recently participated in Mercer’s sixth annual Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day, an engineering expo celebrating outstanding student work.
This year’s BEAR Day was held from April 7-8 in the University Center’s Heritage Hall. Dr. Mark VanLandingham, a Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Science at Tulane University, served as keynote speaker for the event.
BEAR Day poster and paper presentations occurred throughout the day on Thursday and Friday, as well as art exhibitions in locations all throughout campus. In addition to the Stetson School, students from Mercer’s Townsend School of Music, School of Engineering, and College of Liberal Arts shared their work as part of BEAR Day, including music presentations and student awards from the Art Department.
In addition to the artistic presentations, an Engineering Expo took place on Friday, including a presentation from the Mercer Innovation Center’s director, Dr. Samantha Riley.
Dr. Wade H. Shaw, dean and Kaolin Chair of Engineering, commented on his excitement at sharing student work through the Engineering Expo. “The School of Engineering is proud to share the work of seniors completing their capstone projects, honors students projects, master’s thesis projects and the design competition that our freshmen use to test vehicles that they have built.”
Over 100 poster and paper presentations from more than 150 students will be presented as part of BEAR Day, including work from roughly 90 freshman, 70 seniors and graduate students, and 65 honors students will take part in the Engineering Expo.