RVCC Honors College Students Present Independent Study Projects

Seventeen students in Raritan Valley Community College’s Honors College presented their independent “Capstone Course” projects as part of a half-day symposium, held May 2 at the College’s Branchburg Campus.

Topics ran the gamut of subjects—from “A Moving Robotic Hand,” to “Combining Virtual Reality with Drones,” to “The Impact of the Healthcare Industry,” to “Italian Immigrants Entering Ellis Island,” to “Gender Issues in International Propaganda,” to “Psychological Effects of Social Media,” to “Examining Space Elevator Potential.”

The Capstone Course is designed to guide sophomore Honors College students from all disciplines through the stages of researching and writing a major research paper or project, or developing an artistic pursuit. The students are supervised by faculty members and present their work at the end of the semester.

To learn more about RVCC’s Honors College, attend an Information Session, May 11, at 6 p.m., in the Atrium at the College’s Branchburg campus. To register for the Information Session, visit www.raritanval.edu/visit. For additional information, email honors@raritanval.edu.

Launched in 2011, RVCC’s Honors College serves highly qualified high school graduates who are entering college for the first time. Honors College students benefit from being in small classes with similarly academically motivated students. Students in the program are taught by a select group of faculty. The Honors College features a cohort-based program with smaller, seminar-style courses that have an interdisciplinary focus and afford students the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with their professors.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.