Through Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) projects, undergraduate students conduct research or pursue creative endeavors outside of regular semester sessions. Student proposals that are accepted by a faculty review board are rewarded with college stipends.
Local students who conducted ACRE projects in the winter of 2019 included:
Joseph Holowko of Douglassville — an Albright game and simulation development student and a graduate of Daniel Boone High School — worked with faculty member Keith Feigenson, Ph.D., to study "Assessing the Co-Creation of an FYS Course."
Zoe Gehman of Birdsboro — an Albright chemistry student and a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School — worked with faculty member Nicholas Piro, Ph.D., to study "An Asymmetrical Ferrocene-Bridged Ligand to Hold Dissimilar Metal Ions." Gehman's ACRE proposal also earned a Hearst Scholarship. Hearst Scholars are students of high academic standing in the sciences who are completing particularly high quality research projects.
Maya Fares of Reading — an Albright chemistry student and a graduate of Berks Catholic High School — worked with faculty member Nicholas Piro, Ph.D., to study "Characterizing an Oxygenated Intermediat in O-atom Transfer Reactions of a Bis(guanidinyl)pyridine Copper Complex."