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Annual Events

Each year, the Charles Center hosts four research presentation events that provide undergraduate students the opportunity to share their work with the campus community. In the fall, students who received summer research funding from the Charles Center present posters and papers during the week-long Summer Research Showcase. The Showcase highlights the rigorous, multi-disciplinary research W&M students undertake each summer with the support of various grants and scholarships. The Catron Scholars Exhibition and Reception also takes place during the fall semester. This event allows recipients of the Catron Scholarship for Artistic Development to display their artistic endeavors and briefly present their work. In the spring, the Charles Center organizes the Honors Colloquium and the Undergraduate Science Research Symposium. The Honors Colloquium takes place over two weeks in February and provides Honors students the opportunity to present their thesis research to faculty and fellow students. Consisting of poster and oral presentation sessions, the Science Symposium is open to any undergraduate student who has completed research in the sciences or mathematics. This event is always held the last Friday in February.

In addition to the four research presentation events, the Charles Center also sponsors the William and Mary Global Film Festival. The festival occurs each February and features screenings of international and student-produced films, live performances, guest filmmaker presentations, and a reception. Bringing together movie-lovers on campus and in the Williamsburg community, the presentations and film screenings are held in the historic Kimball Theatre.

All of the Charles Center's annual events are open to the public. We hope you will attend one or all of these events and see the exciting work William and Mary students are doing!