Miami Dade College Students Share Undergraduate Humanities Research at Virtual Symposium April 17

Miami, April 7, 2021 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Humanities Edge program advances opportunities for students to contribute to their humanities disciplines by bringing their diverse perspectives to quantitative and qualitative research. Join undergraduate researchers as they share their thought-provoking research at the Virtual Humanities Edge Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

“This virtual symposium showcases the Spring 2021 humanities undergraduate research projects of our talented students from across the college, all of whom worked independently under the guidance of a faculty mentor and an assigned librarian,” said Dr. Julie Alexander, MDC Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

The symposium features the independent research projects by MDC students and is designed to encourage attendees to engage in the public conversations around the student’s self-selected investigations via live presentations by researchers and the exhibition of ten research projects with interactive commenting features for audience conversations with the researchers.

“Our students examine a wide range of timely public topics through their research and demonstrate their findings in creative ways to spark a response and nurture public dialogue around these different social issues and perspectives,” said Kirk Paskal, the Humanities Edge director.

The Humanities Edge is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the three-year Community College Partnership grant program that MDC and FIU first were awarded in 2017, and then again in 2020.

The Humanities Edge grant program aims to create a supportive academic experience that values and leverages diversity to deepen and broaden scholarship in the humanities; strengthens transitions for aspiring humanities students from MDC to FIU; supports ongoing pedagogical and research collaborations between MDC and FIU humanities faculty; and identifies and drives institutional practices to support diverse humanities majors and improve student success.

WHAT:              Virtual Humanities Edge Undergraduate Research Symposium

WHEN:              Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:  – Live Presentations at 10 a.m. – Symposium website

For more information, please contact Kirk Paskal, grant director, at