Senior Seminar Students Present on Theme of Sustainability

“Sustainability” was the organizing theme of recent poster presentations by twenty-eight students at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College. Drawn from two sections of the college’s capstone, students discussed the results of their semester-long research and shared information about relevant resources with approximately fifty USM LAC faculty, staff, and students, and Lewiston-Auburn area community members visiting the presentations.

Each section of the Senior Seminar class centers on one of the four themes of USM LAC’s Common Core curriculum: Sustainability, Democracy, Justice, and Difference.   Professor Jan Hitchcock, instructor of both groups of students, focused her sections on “sustainability,” encouraging students to frame research on the topic in ways most meaningful to their individual professional and personal interests.  Presentations spanned aspects of sustainability, including food, deforestation, rapid urban development, “green” homes and health care facilities – and also physical and mental health, personal resources of time and energy, and spirituality.

Senior Seminar Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

USM LAC Professor Jan Hitchcock (left) speaks with Donna Thibodeau about her Senior Seminar project. Thibodeau’s focus was on food waste and was one of several presentations made based on semester-long research.

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