PULLMAN, Wash. — Some of society’s most complex questions have been receiving close scrutiny by new members of Washington State University’s scholarly community.

Findings from the researchers’ more than 25 separate projects will be shared during a Research Project Fair and Academic Poster Session from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Student Advising and Learning Center, Lighty Student Services Building, Room 260.

The researchers, all first-year students enrolled in the university’s Freshman Seminar Program, have worked under the mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students, linked course faculty and library faculty. The project has involved research question formulation, data collection and analysis. The project is presented via the Web.

The fair and poster session culminates a semester of work in the seminar on topics related to learning at the college level.

The WSU Freshman Seminar approach has received national acclaim. In 1998, the program was named one of the six best undergraduate programs internationally by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and nominated for recognition by the John Templeton Foundation for educating to foster personal and civic responsibility.

During the public fair, student researchers will be available to describe their research. For more information, contact the SALC at 509/335-7421.