An academic research project conducted by Elgin Community College's Rho Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) was among 16 community colleges to be published by the organization in Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research.
Entitled Transforming Health and Increasing Happiness by Encouraging Outdoor Activities for Elementary School Students, for the project students researched the “Networks of Life” theme related to the 2018/2019 Honors Study Topic, Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change. The action objectives were to design inclusive, thoughtful actions that align with the Honors Study Topic, promote their findings, achieve meaningful change on campus and in the community, and share research findings with the general population and raise awareness of the topic.
“This journal is the only one of its kind and features the research of our most outstanding students as they examine and improve issues within their colleges, communities, and world,” PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “We are proud to showcase their good and important work, and we are grateful to the Cooke Foundation for helping us share this work with others.”
This is the first journal of its kind, showcasing the undergraduate research and community engagement of two-year college students. The journal is made possible by support from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.