2017 Student Showcase
Student Showcase Countdown!
We invite you to stop by this free annual event to view outstanding student achievements from across the disciplines. Students are encouraged to participate and showcase their work.
Get Started: Student should indicate their interest in applying for a Showcase Scholarship on Showcase registration form . Showcase participants will receive the complete application and directions for submitting the entire application package.
Description: The purpose of AWC’s General Education curriculum is to give every student pursuing an undergraduate degree the basic skills and the familiarity with various branches of knowledge which are associated with college and university education and are useful in advanced study within the university and in life beyond the university. The ultimate goal of general education is to enable students to continue to participate with active, discerning commitment in the political, ethical, and aesthetic life of the community.
Critical Inquiry is at the heart of the general education curriculum. As you engage in courses in each of the General Education Focus Areas you are not simply laying the foundation for a degree program, you are exercising your curiosity, stretching your mind, and expanding your ability to understand, analyze, and apply what you learn in new ways that are unique to you and your inquiring mind.
Students who register for the Showcase are eligible to apply for up to $1000 in Showcase scholarships. Thanks to a generous annual donation from the Gowan Company, the General Education Curriculum Committee is able to award $500-$1000 scholarships in each of the GE Focus Areas. Once you have registered for the Showcase, apply for a scholarship!
Prompt: In a 2-page essay OR 8-10 minute video, thoroughly and thoughtfully explain how the project you are presenting for the Spring 2017 Student Showcase exemplifies your understanding and expression of one of the five AWC General Education Focus Areas:
- Digital Literacy
- Quantitative Analysis
- Scientific Literacy
- Civic Discourse
For example, if you are presenting a science poster at the Showcase how does it demonstrate the outcomes identified for the Scientific Literacy Focus Area? Or is your presentation a better example of Digital Literacy or Communication? If you are presenting artwork or performing poetry or music, does your project align with Civic Discourse? Communication? How so and in what ways?
While you will need to identify one overall Focus Area with which your project most aligns and provide supporting details to explain why, you are encouraged to also identify any additional Focus Areas that your project may express. Making connections between, among, and across areas of knowledge and understanding is a hallmark of critical thinking and therefore valued as you describe your project’s merit within the General Education Focus Area(s).
Requirements: Effective essays/videos will:
- Briefly describe your project
- Identify the primary GE Focus Area expressed by your project
- Explain in detail how that focus area and its outcomes are expressed in your project
- Explore any additional Focus Areas/outcomes that may also be expressed in your project
- Describe what you discovered and learned as a result of this project
- Express what you are still curious about, even after completing the project
Admission and Additional Details
Schoening Conference Center North