The University of New Mexico’s Department of Individual, Family and Community Education (IFCE) hosts its annual Research Showcase 2016 in Travelstead Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The showcase highlights the diversity of graduates, students, faculty, and programs from the Department of Individual, Family, and Community Education (IFCE) and the research they conduct. The IFCE Department consists of five different programs: Counselor Education; Early Childhood Multicultural Education; Educational Psychology; Family Studies; and Nutrition.               

The showcase provides the campus community the opportunity to learn more about the variety of research taking place in the department. It was designed as a means to educate other researchers as well as the campus community on the research conducted in the department in an effort to gain collaboration between researchers.

According to IFCE Department Chair Jay Parkes, this will be the sixth year IFCE has hosted this event to raise the visibility of the research being done and to foster collaborations among researchers.

Faculty in the IFCE conduct a variety research experiments that affects the daily lives of New Mexicans and the issues they face including:

  • Viable and healthy workforce
  • Student executive functioning
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages
  • College preparation of Native students
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Dating aggression and sleep
  • Diversity dialogues

Additionally, the showcase will focus on how education is universal and what individuals study here that they can take all around the globe.

The department encourages those who are interested in the showcase to talk about it on social media platforms using #IFCEResearch.

For more information about the event, visit IFCE Showcase or email Jay Parkes at