McDaniel to host statewide honors students
More than 130 honors program students and their faculty will meet at McDaniel on Feb. 28-March 1 for scholarly presentations, panel discussions and just plain fun while making s’mores.
This year’s Maryland Collegiate Honors Council (MCHC) conference theme, “Leading Change in Local and Global Communities” will explore student-researched and presented topics that range from “Racism in Disney Movies” to the “Conceptions of Self in Facebook Culture,” from “the Cereal Industry as Oligopoly” to “Studying Magnetic Resonance properties of Fe203 Nanoparticles.”
The MCHC is devoted to providing co-curricular enrichment activities for students in honors programs from two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities in Maryland. MCHC also sponsors the Portz award, which has been given annually since 2004, and acknowledges the achievements of honors students who excel academically and through community involvement. The award carries a $500 stipend. Criteria include a student’s grade-point average (both overall and in honors courses), letters of recommendation from faculty, and completion of a student project.