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UCF’s researchers don’t just produce research papers, posters, and conference presentations: they also write poetry and stories, draw, paint, build, film, design, code, sew, shape, and more! The second annual Creative Scholarship Showcase will highlight some of the creative scholarship, artistic pieces, and new production of UCF students from a variety of disciplines. 



During Research Week, explore a series of interactive displays. These displays will feature artworks and videos and/or posters explaining how each work was made possible by the knowledge and skills the creator gained through research.

Meet the Makers and Mentors

Come and meet the creators! This event will feature a brief introduction. Then each student will stand by their piece and discuss their creation with the members of the audience as they come by. Event Details below

Enhancing Lives Showcase: Meet the Makers

Morgridge International Reading Center
Friday, March 29, 2024
11 – 12 PM

Past Presenters

Graduate Presenters

  • “Let’s Get Kraken!” ~ Genesis Laboy Rivera
    • Mentors: Christina Christie (Animation and Visual Effects), JoAnne Adams (Emerging Media)
  • Title to be specified ~ Kayla Cayasso
    • Mentor: David James Poissant (English)
  • Title to be specified ~Trace Meshberg
    • Mentor: Brigitte Kovacevich (Anthropology)
  • “Dazzling: A Timekeeper’s Tale” ~ Jessica Gray
    • Mentor: JoAnne Adams (Emerging Media)

Undergraduate Presenters 

  • “Diverse Expressions of the Black Identity in Jacksonville, Mississippi: Stories” ~ Elisabeth Campbell
    • Mentor: Darlin’ Neal (English)
  • “On Painted Wings” ~Sandy Ford
    • Mentor: Cecilia Milanes (English)
  • “New Exhibition Video for WellsBuilt Museum of African American History & Culture” ~ Hope Miller, Sebastian Garcia, Michelle Bondzie, Carol Merengwa
    • Mentor: Lisa Mills (Film)
  • “Art In Pediatric Prosthetic Limbs: Methods And Creative Design” ~ Viviana Rivera and Kelsey Robinson
    • Mentor: Albert Manero (Limbitless)
  • “Research & Creativity. The visual image of lyrics and emotional competence in the representation of art” ~ Isabel Urdaneta
    • Mentor: Martha Garcia (Modern Languages and Literatures)