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Carolyn Cortes of Carbondale was one of 22 Albright College students from various academic disciplines, who conducted Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) projects in the winter of 2019.

Through ACRE projects, undergraduate students conduct research or pursue creative endeavors outside of regular semester sessions. Student proposals must be accepted by a faculty review board and are rewarded with college stipends.

ACRE students work one-on-one with faculty mentors to pursue scholarly projects each summer and winter. Many collaborative teams of students and faculty present their research at academic conferences and publish their results in professional journals.

An Albright sociology student and a graduate of Lakeland Junior-Senior High School, Cortes worked with faculty member Dr. Kennon Rice (the two are shown above) to study “Beach Community Representation by Individuals and Municipal Actors.”