The Radford University Office of Undergraduate Research (OURS) sponsored the 4th Winter CARD, or Creative Activities and Research Days Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. Working closely with faculty and other students during the fall semester, undergraduate students solved wicked problems we face in society and on our planet. Students presented their research projects through poster projects or orally to an audience. Participants included:

* Grace Bondurant, Lynchburg, VA: Interdisciplinary Poster | Attitudinal Information on the Trend of Women Working After Marriage and Before Kids, 

* Jazmia Glasgow, Keysville, VA: Interdisciplinary Poster | Safety and Security Concerns at Music Festivals, 

* Kaya Easley, Halifax, VA: Interdisciplinary Poster | A 6-Week Public Health Education Program to Address the Prevalence of Vaping in Radford University Students: A Pilot Study, 

* Taylor May, Lynchburg, VA: Interdisciplinary Poster | Functional Genomic Assays of the Bacteriophage Tortellini, 

OURS provides transformative experiential learning opportunies to undergraduate college students to help them gain experience that will serve them well in their workplace and all of their lives. Students' experience in tackling ambiguous processes and solutions transforms them well beyond learning skill in their disciplines, to include being more engaged in their workplace even decades later (Purdue Gallop Poll), developing critical thinking and communication skills which are the most desired Career Readiness skills by employers, and helping get that first job as 86% of employers indicate they are more likely to hire students who have conducted a research project with faculty.

For more information about Winter CARD at Radford University, please contact OURS at

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 7,718 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 211-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. In addition to robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on the main campus located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,100 students.

living and learning in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service.

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