Honors Programs Senior Research Colloquium
The Lake Erie College Honors Program culminates in an event called the Senior Research Colloquium, at which each Senior Scholar has the opportunity to present original research to the college community. Following the presentations, there is a reception at which the Scholars and their families can celebrate their achievements with their peers and professors. The event is held in May, just prior to graduation.
The development of the Colloquium presentation begins as early as the Freshman year. Lake Erie College Scholars have the opportunity to take enriched courses in each of the Core Discipline areas within the Lake Erie College curriculum. During the process of completing these courses, the Scholars produce a unique body of work covering all aspects of a Liberal Arts education. As they are doing so, they are encouraged to consider what their Senior Research Colloquium presentation might include.
To the Scholar, one research experience or project often stands out as being the most engaging, interesting, or well done. For many, that project is the senior research they have prepared in completion of their chosen major; for others, it is an experience in a course outside their major that changed the course of their education or career path. It is this work that each Scholar presents at the colloquium.
The Senior Research Colloquium is a celebration of achievement. It is a chance for each Scholar to show the campus community the original work of which they are most proud.