The University of New Mexico’s Department of Individual, Family and Community Education (IFCE) hosts its annual Research Showcase 2015 in Travelstead Hall on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The showcase is considered a “one-stop-shop” 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.

“This will be the fifth year the department has hosted this event to raise the visibility of the research being done and to foster collaborations among researchers,” said IFCE Department Chair Jay Parkes.

Researchers in the IFCE  look into what affects the daily lives of New Mexicans and the issues they face. They have studied a variety of topics such as student success skills, tracking kids’ dietary and physical behaviors, American Indian academic motivation, college student lifestyles and more.         

The showcase takes highlights the diversity of graduates, students, faculty, and programs from the Department of Individual, Family, and Community Education (IFCE) and the research they conduct.

Additionally, the showcase will focus on how education is universal and what individuals study here that they can take all around the globe. The IFCE Department consists of five different programs: Counselor Education; Early Childhood Multicultural Education; Educational Psychology; Family Studies; and Nutrition.               

For more information about the event, visit IFCE Showcase or email Jay Parkes at The department encourages those who are interested in the showcase to talk about it on social media platforms using #IFCEResearch.