Friday, May 13, 2011

Presenting Research on the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences

Emerging adulthood is a unique stage of life that takes place between the ages of 18 and 25. Three students, Laurieann Smith, Lauren Stone and Matt Van Hamersveld, delved into the work of Christian Smith ’82, author of Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults, presenting their research on emerging adulthood and religion at today’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Standing with their work in the Ken Olsen Science Center, their conversation was one example of many that portrayed the excitement on campus for the biological, physical and social sciences.
Over 60 students presented their research this afternoon in a setting that mirrored a professional academic research conference. Research included topics such as leadership styles and how that links to birth order; labels and social distance; effects of humor and music on stress levels; and the detection of genetically modified crops in food. The symposium was a conglomeration of intelligent conversations and many hours of work and dedication.

Photography from the day can be viewed on Gordon’s facebook page.

2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium Awards:
Biological Sciences—Best Poster: Eric Lindemann and Jonathan Harris; Honorable Mention: Kimberly McCabe and Daniel Adam
Physical Sciences—Best Poster, Kristen Entwistle; Honorable Mention: Andrew Worth
Social Sciences—Best Poster: Laurieann Smith, Lauren Stone and Matt VanHamserveld; Honorable Mention: Carly Geiman, Juliana Chase and Sam Lahr

Photo: Laurieann Smith and Lauren Stone stand with their work at this afternoon’s symposium.


Special thanks to symposium judges Jack Haas, Randy Isaac, Russ Camp and Alefiya Albers.

1 comment:

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