(CARS) Creative Activity and Research Showcase

CARS 2015

CARS 2015 Program at a Glance

CARS Program (Suggest printing double-sided)

CARS 2015 Schedule of Events (For participants)

Request for Proposals (emailed to all faculty in fall 2014)

CARS 2015 Awards

New this year was the opportunity to receive awards.  The posters, judged by faculty and staff volunteers, were scored on the poster itself and how well the presenter could explain and respond to questions relative to their activity.  The performances were eligible for the Audience Choice Award.

We are pleased to share that the award recipients for CARS 2015 are as follows:

Audience Choice for the Performance category is 'A Cappella' arranging and performing including Emma Sheedy, Jenni Logan, Cece Diaz, Alyssa Goodness, Alyssa Smith, Doree Primavera, Jess Tripi, Mahali Lissade, Mariah Rector, Natalie Burrows and Shaondel Hall.  Faculty sponsor is Dr. Vazquez.

First place in the Poster category is Casey Cline with Evaluation of a Web-Based Alcohol Education Prevention Course to Reduce Freshman Alcohol Incidents on a College Campus.  Faculty sponsors are Dr. Bockes and Dr. Enerson.

Second Place in the Poster category is Claire Sobraske with Dipicolinic acid with metal (II) cations as a nutrient source for soil bacteria.  Faculty sponsor is Dr. Tajc.

Third Place in the Poster category is Katie Lohrman, Allison Smith, Melissa Scorse, Briana Newman, Beth Novak and Kristen DeMarree with Physical Therapy Clinical Experiences in Kerala, India.  Faculty sponsors are Dr. Clark and Dr. Huson.

Considering participating? 

  1. Identify a faculty sponsor and confirm their agreement to sponsor/approve your endeavor.
  2. Carefully read and follow the appropriate guidelines for your particular format of participation, poster presentation, performances, or artwork/artifacts (can be accessed by clicking on the links below). Consult with your faculty sponsor if no guidelines are provided.
  3. Submit your proposal electronically, using the exact wording you want to appear in the CARS 2015 program describing your work, by the March 6, 2015 deadline. (Information you provide on this form will not be edited for spelling, grammar, etc.)


Optional Poster Templates:

Not sure how to design a poster? 

Consultation with your faculty sponsor is recommended before using one of the templates below.  Feel free to use these templates as a starting point and edit to fit the information you want to share.  However, please make sure the logos have a white background.

2' x 3' Templates (Compliments of CARS Creative Team):

3' x 4' Templates (Resizing compliments of Media Resources):

Key Dates

  • March 6, 2015 - Deadline for submitting proposal
  • April 1, 2015 - Deadline for submitting posters to Media Services
  • April 10, 2015 - CARS 2015 from 1-4 p.m. in the Arts Center

Still have questions about the procedure?

For performances and artwork/artifacts, please contact Dr. Octavio Vazquez at ovazque2@naz.edu.  All other questions should be directed to your faculty sponsor or Mrs. Debbie Mathewson at dmathew4@naz.edu.  Please include CARS 2015 in the subject line.