Senior Projects

Senior Projects provide an opportunity for students to pursue in-depth, independent work on a topic of their own interest that is not directly addressed in Riverdale’s curriculum. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, students who choose to participate in this program dedicate the final weeks of the academic year to the successful completion of the project, culminating in a presentation to the Riverdale community. Alternately, students may elect to participate in a community-based Senior Project under the supervision of one of our community partners, such as Greyston Bakery and Safe Passage Project. In addition to the final project presentation, all participating students reflect upon their progress and learning in a daily journal, and submit an academic paper of approximately one thousand words. In 2015, senior projects included designing voice recognition technology, creating a solar-powered charging station, constructing an art installation on the theme of day dreams, studying plants suitable for green roofs, analyzing the ethics of computer viruses, writing short stories, writing and directing a film, and producing a documentary on microfinance, among others.  

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