Volume 1: 2018


At The University of Tampa, our mission is for students to balance “learning by thinking” with “learning by doing.” Many courses at UT are structured so that students actively participate in scholarship through inquiry, which can be defined as a systematic process of exploration through questioning and experimenting. Engaging in inquiry-based education leads to deep, meaningful learning experiences that also empower students to contribute to their discipline. In this inaugural issue of Q, we are pleased to be able to highlight several examples from across the University of the types of student scholarship being produced within these courses. The work presented here ranges from literary critiques, to a scientific manuscript, to an analysis of Tampa’s emergency operations plan. Although the subject matter is highly varied, the tie that unites these studies is each student’s application of inquiry to his or her discipline to create a scholarly work that is of value beyond the University community. We celebrate the accomplishments of these students while looking forward to where their continued explorations might take them in the future. Dr. Eric Freundt Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Associate Professor of biology The University of Tampa.


Alex Sullivan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Sara Casareto, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Meghan Lebrun, Layout Editor

Cover: "Plant Hall at Sunset" by Kiley Sutela

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