Three-Day Celebration of Research will showcase seniors’ Academic Research Projects, May 28-30

University Liggett School will celebrate the passions and discoveries of its seniors, who will present their Academic Research Projects to the public, during the Celebration of Research, May 28 - 30.

The Academic Research Project is the cornerstone of a University Liggett School education and the culmination of nearly two years of research on a chosen topic. The three-day event will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28; Wednesday, May 29; and Thursday, May 30. The event is open to the public and will span the school.

This year, all of our students have contacted and worked with mentors in their field of study. Students are showcasing artwork, science experiments, business and investment models, literature pieces, social awareness projects and plans to improve the mental health of our youth. The Celebration of Research will also feature a documentary film “Take A Walk in My Shoes,” an interactive art installation, standup comedy and a film that examines cinematic techniques in horror movies.

“As the director of the ARP, I am incredibly proud of our seniors for their hard work and perseverance,” says Shernaz Minwalla. “I am impressed by the caliber and diversity of their work.”

For their Academic Research Projects, students think about their passions and interests, then pose and answer a relevant academic question. The project expands beyond the boundaries of the school –many students work with mentors at metro Detroit universities, health systems and corporations, while others work with out-of-state mentors and experts around the world.


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