The 2021 Capstone Festival, MBU’s signature showcase of undergraduate research, presented topics from a wide variety of fields including community policing, the biological tool of mass cytometry, English sonnet sequences, engaging elementary students in American history, and many more. A total of 21 students participated, creating 13 papers, six posters, and two artistic videos.
This year, the festival was held virtually with nominated projects shared during the week of May 3–7. Students presented their research through recorded videos posted on the Capstone website.
The final awards ceremony was held synchronously via Zoom on May 7, inviting nominated students and their families, faculty advisors, the MBU Board of Trustees, members of MBU’s Advisory Board of Visitors (ABV), and the entire university community to participate. A group of faculty judges decided upon the recipients of each top honors award.
“Congratulations today to each of our outstanding students,” said President Pamela R. Fox in her welcome address. “You were selected based upon the excellence of your senior project, honors project, or special research project. We are so very proud of you.”