A Brief History
The first CARS celebration was held on April 20, 2012 and was a campus-wide event designed to showcase the creative and scholarly work of Nazareth students. The acronym CARS (which stands for Creative Activity, Research, and Scholarship) emerged from faculty discussions about ways to celebrate, foster, and support undergraduate research. For many, the term "undergraduate research" was not sufficiently inclusive to fully capture the range of significant student achievement and work at Nazareth. Hence, the acronym was born.
The inaugural event—CARS 2012—involved 193 undergraduate and graduate demonstrations and displays of student work, including performances, presentations, artwork, and posters. Forty-two faculty sponsors represented twenty-one departments/programs. Feedback from both participants and those who attended indicates the event was a success and a much welcome addition to the Nazareth calendar that will continue.