April 2018 – Drew University celebrated the talents of students in its Baldwin Honors Program, with scholars performing, talking about their research and exhibiting art.
The Day of Scholars attracted hundreds of people, who crowded the wings of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts to see musical and theatrical performances, art, lectures and a display of 29 posters describing research projects. Students behind the projects stood nearby to explain their research into everything from changes to the coast of Africa’s largest city and ways to fight Alzheimer’s disease to the relationship between technology use and feeling uncertain about yourself.
The scholars collaborated with professors on the research, getting a glimpse into where their academic pursuits can take them beyond the classroom. “Working with Dr. [Ryan] Hinrichs has given me the ability to link my interest in chemistry with my passion for environmental science,” said Mason Scher C’20. “He has trusted me enormously in the lab, allowing me to build the skills, curiosity and basis of knowledge that will (hopefully!) lead to a successful career in geochemistry.”
Baldwin Honors is designed for students who exhibit strong academics and leadership in their pursuit of learning. The program’s scholars gain access a host of unique opportunities, including applying for research grants, networking with leaders and attending cultural events. Here’s a closer look at the Day of Scholars.