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Undergraduate Scholars Conference

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Undergraduate students in the arts and sciences present their scholarly works from the past academic year in oral and poster format. The opening of the conference includes a keynote address.

This type of conference prepares students for graduate-level expectations, as well as teaching them the ability to talk about their research in grad school interviews.

For students who follow a career path after their undergraduate studies, the conference improves self-confidence, their ability to articulate ideas publicly, and increases appreciation of scholarship in other disciplines.

2017 Conference

April 27, 3-7 p.m.
Rogalski Center

Keynote Speaker - Amy (Lamb) McIntyre '08, D.M.D.

Schedule of Presentations

3 p.m. Welcome, Dr. Paul McNutt
3:15 p.m. Keynote, Amy Lamb McIntyre, D.M.D. ‘08
3:45 p.m. Oral Presentations (see schedule below)
5 p.m. Poster/Artwork Presentations

Room 2
4:05-4:25 p.m., Lindsay O'Brien
The Pursuit of Happiness
4:25-4:45 p.m., Alexa Walker
The Effects of Framing Environmental Values in Advertising on Helping Behavior
4:45-5:05 p.m., Madison Auge
The Effect of Trigger Warnings on Perception and Affect

Room 3
3:45-4:05 p.m., Lane Andrews
Albert Camus' Absurdism through Time
4:05-4:25 p.m., Malerie West
The Concept of Respectability in Kate Chopin's Work
4:25-4:45 p.m., Briana Carlson-Morales
When Efficiency Trumps Justice: America's Disregard for Students through Standardized Testing
4:45-5:05 p.m., Andrew Marcum
Naturally Free or Slave? Constitutional Interpretation in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

Room 4
3:45-4:05 p.m., Jessica Lewis
The Age of Emojis: The Use of Emojis in Peer Evaluations and Their Relationship to Stress
4:05-4:25 p.m., Alexandra Brown
Birth Order Differences: Is the Rebellious Last-Born More Prone to Alcoholic Behaviors?
4:25-4:45 p.m., Alyssa Daniel
The Effects of Ultraviolet Exposure on Undeveloped and Ninhydrin Developed Fingerprints

Room 5
4:05-4:25 p.m., Tyler Ritter
Fracaso de los gobiernos: A Study of the Mismanagement of Governmental Power in Times of Crisis
4:25-4:45 p.m., Elizabeth Heidenrich
Political and Economic Climate in Spain
4:45-5:05 p.m., Jeyson Jean Seneli
The Effective Practice of Managing Diverse Groups in the Workplace


Past topics have included:

Morphometric Differences between Certain Structures of Dementia and Non-dementia Diagnosed Brains

Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun: The Undervalued Female Artist of 18th Century France

Research on the effects of age and cognitive load on balance performance

Emilia and the Inequalities Between Men and Women in William Shakespeare's Othello

TPRS: An Alternative Method for Teaching a Foreign Language

Haiti: A Country that immigrated to the United States