13th annual BEAR Day to showcase research, special projects in Macon

a student wears a brace on his wrist and another student points at it
A Mercer student explains her research at BEAR Day on April 21, 2022, on the Macon campus. Photo by Leah Yetter

MACON — Mercer University will hold its 13th annual Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day on April 20-21 to showcase outstanding student research and special projects from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, College of Education, School of Music, College of Health Professions and School of Engineering

BEAR Day will feature more than 250 poster and oral presentations and artist exhibits including contributions from more than 300 students. 

Festivities will begin with poster presentations on April 20, 4-6 p.m., in the University Center, followed by oral presentations on April 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at locations across the Macon campus. Lunch, featuring live music, will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Historic Quad. 

BEAR Day will conclude with an art and design senior exhibition 5-8 p.m. April 21 at the McEachern Art Center in downtown Macon. 

A full schedule of presentations will be available before the start of the event in a digital program at bearday.mercer.edu

“BEAR Day demonstrates and honors the achievements of students and highlights the depth and breadth of the academic experiences at Mercer,” said Dr. Wayne C. Glasgow, senior vice provost for research. “I trust that BEAR Day will spark your own intellectual curiosity and inspire further scholarly pursuits.” 

About Mercer University 

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. With approximately 9,000 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges, on major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; medical school sites in Macon, Savannah and Columbus; and at regional academic centers in Henry and Douglas counties, Mercer is ranked among the top tier of national research universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Mercer Health Sciences Center includes the University’s School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Health Professions and Pharmacy. Mercer is affiliated with five teaching hospitals – Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center and Piedmont Macon Medical Center in Macon; Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah; and Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital and St. Francis-Emory Healthcare in Columbus. The University also has an educational partnership with Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer Medicine, the clinical faculty practice of the School of Medicine, is based in Macon and operates additional clinics in Sumter, Peach, Clay, Putnam and Harris counties. Mercer is one of only 293 institutions nationwide to shelter a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society; one of eight institutions to hold membership in the Georgia Research Alliance; and the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit mercer.edu.