Celebration of Research


Four years of curiosity, inquiry and academic mastery and research come together each spring at the Celebration of Research. The event celebrates the passions and discoveries of 12th-graders who unveil their Academic Research Projects to the public.

During the Celebration of Research, 12th-graders share how they turned curiosity and inquiry into academic mastery. The Academic Research Project is the cornerstone of The Liggett Approach and the culmination of a year and a half of research on a chosen topic.


For their Academic Research Projects, students think about their own passions and interests, then pose and answer a relevant academic question. The project expands beyond the boundaries of the school – some students work with mentors at area universities, health systems and other organizations as well as conduct scholarly research online and off site.

Recent projects included looking at models of renewable energy for the city of Detroit; examining treatments for multiple sclerosis; and examining how “buy local” marketing campaigns can impact urban neighborhoods.


University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444