The CCS Research and Creative Activities Conference (RACA-CON) was established to promote collaboration between disciplines based on the understanding that no research or creative activity is complete until it has been communicated. RACA-CON further enables students to hone their ability to communicate their work to others outside their own field. Presenters have been supported by a variety of funding sources, including multiple endowed funds and the Create Fund at the College.
The conference features oral presentations and posters from students across the eight CCS majors (Art, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computing, Mathematics, Music Composition, Physics, and Writing and Literature). Whether it be an original piece of art or a scientific research project, each RACA-CON presentation is the culmination of many hours of hard work by the students with the aid of their research mentors.