Dear Campus Community and Guests:

Welcome to Discovery Day 2014, where it has become a tradition to share faculty and student research with the LIU Brooklyn campus community. This year, we also welcome back Boys and Girls High School, our partners in the Smart Scholar’s grant. The Smart Scholars will be presenting interdisciplinary posters based on the academic sessions in which they have participated.

Discovery Day is an opportunity to showcase through a visual medium the mission of our campus—“to open the doors to the city and the world to men and women of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to achieve the satisfaction of the educated life and to serve the public good.” Today’s event helps us to achieve this mission, both inside and outside of the classroom. Presentations by teachers and students in the LIU/Boys and Girls High School Smart Scholars Program speak to the our university's involvement in the community through initiatives that support college readiness among diverse students.

Today’s student keynote speaker, Leandro Quezada, has embraced integrative learning in the classroom at LIU and beyond, and we look forward to hearing about his experiences. For, if John Dewey was correct when he wrote, “[T]hings gain meaning by being used in a shared experience or joint action,” then Discovery Day is a day of shared experiences that leads to meaningful dialogue.

Enjoy your explorations,

Dr. Gladys Palma de Schrynemakers
Executive Director of Campus Effectiveness and Academic Support
Director of LIU Promise
Discovery Day Chair