Support our Honors students as they present their research during Honors Day

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Andrew A. Mazarra Administrative Services and Conference Center (ASCC) (Bldg. L)

The HFC Henry Ford II Honors Program will hosts its 53rd Honors Symposium – now called Honors Day – for the Winter 2024 semester on Friday, April 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Rosenau Rooms and the atrium of the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) (Building L on the main campus).

Honors Day showcases student research conducted during the semester under the guidance of an HFC faculty member. Nineteen Honors Program students will participate in the Winter semester Honors Day.

Students will give presentations on a wide variety of topics

Students have the option of delivering an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Oral presentations will be delivered in the Rosenau Rooms. Poster presentations will be staged in the atrium. Below is a sample of the research topics:

  • “Fungal Communities in Gardening Soil and Their Ecological Relationships with Common Garden Plants”
  • “Vape and Vape-Related Health Effects in Student Culture”
  • “The Rise of Autism”
  • “Decoding LLM Prompts: Hacking the Large Language Model”
  • “Holistic Medicine: Origins, History, and Pros and Cons”

The community is invited!

This Honors Day marks Chardin Claybourne’s first as the Director of the Honors Program.

“This year’s Honors Day continues a revered tradition of showcasing the scholarship and tenacity of HFC students. There are even several students who completed multiple projects for this year’s symposium!” said Claybourne. “I’m excited to see the fruits of their research and commend both the students and their instructors for the completion of this successful partnership. I’m hopeful that many members of our community will join us for this event.”

We encourage you to attend Honors Day and engage with the students, asking them questions about their projects and the impact of their research. As student presentations will be ongoing, please enter and exit as unobtrusively as possible.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, contact Claybourne at