What kinds of projects have our SMP students done?

Katie Grein '13 presents her SMP

Check out the database of past PsycSMP abstracts

Prospective PsycSMPs: A past student may have suggested a path for future research that you would like to follow!

Students can visit the College Archives (Calvert 009-ground floor) to read or view past St. Mary's Projects Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (appointments recommended).

Access to a full SMP can depend on how a student completed a release form, but most SMPs can be read or viewed in the College Archives without restriction.

Electronic copies of SMPs are usually provided to faculty and staff upon request, but students are provided electronic copies of SMPs only with the permission of a faculty member.

Cara Constantini

Constantini, C. (2003, May). A Miracle Manifested: A New Vision of Public Education.
Mentor: Dr. Dana Van Abbema


A Miracle Manifested: A New Vision of Public Education describes Cara's vision of an ideal public school. Through her own education both in public and private schools, substitute teaching and volunteering in public schools, and directing at a summer theater camp, Cara has literally witnessed " both sides of the fence" in an educational context. This book describes each aspect of a proposed curriculum and school system; a curriculum and school system which combines the strongest elements of existing institutions with pure creations of Cara's dream. At its very core, this book is a research proposal for an experimental school.