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Students represent St. Kate's at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Leslee Carothers, Samantha Hopkins and Arica Ellingson presented their research poster on the first day on NCUR 2012.
Leslee Carothers, Samantha Hopkins and Arica Ellingson presented their research poster on the first day on NCUR 2012.
Photo by St. Kate's faculty member Arturo Sesma.

Fourteen students are representing St. Catherine University at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, hosted by Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

The conference, which runs March 29-31, promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study by assembling students from colleges and universities across the U.S. for plenary and poster sessions.

The student research presentations cover disciplines ranging from psychology and sociology to mathematics. The presenters and their schedules are as follows:

• "A Wizard of Their Age: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation"
By Rachel Armstrong, Sarah Wente and Evan Gaydos, St. Catherine University
Presenting on English in Elizabeth Hall 215,
Thursday, 3:20-3:40 p.m.

• "Effective Service and Experiential Learning in College Mathematics for STEM Education"
By Rebecca Jaros, St. Catherine University
Presenting on Mathematics in Wattis 106,
Thursday 3:00-3:20 p.m.

• "Comparisons of the Effects of Monolingual and Bilingual Exposure on Executive Functioning Among Neurodevelopmentally Vulnerable Children"
By Teresa Hermodson-Olsen, St. Catherine University
Presenting on Psychology in McKay Education 317,
Thursday 3:40-4:00 p.m.

• "Hmong American Food and Health Knowledge in Minnesota"
By Panyia Kong, St. Catherine University
Presenting on Sociology in Elizabeth Hall 115,
Thursday 3:20-3:40 p.m.

• "Parent & Teacher BASC-2 Ratings Differentiate Among ADHD Subtypes"
By Danielle Ramstrom, St. Catherine University
Presenting on Sustainability in McKay Education 317,
Saturday 8:30-8:50 a.m.

 • “Workplace Violence: College Students’ Experiences and Perceptions of Behaviors”
By Leslee Carothers, Samantha Hopkins and Arica Ellingson, St. Catherine University
Presenting in Poster Session 1, in NCUR Ballroom, Tripod 33 Side A,
Thursday, 8:30- 9:50 a.m.

• "Skills for the Job of Living"
By Tracy Garber and Kaili Schwirtz, St. Catherine University
Presenting in the category of Physical/Occupational Therapy/Speech Language Pathology, in McKay Education 325,
Friday 1:30-1:50 p.m.

• "Organic Cotton Apparel: Flourishing or Lacking within the Apparel Industry"
By Natalie Stangler and Madeline Hokkanen, St. Catherine University
Presenting on Sustainability in Wattis 114,
Friday 3:20-3:40 p.m.

Also included in the program:

• "European Travel Diaries in Nineteenth-century South America: a Feminist Perspective"
By Sarah Olson, St. Catherine University
Presenting on Women and Gender Studies in Elizabeth Hall 118,
Thursday, 11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

For more information about the National Conference on Undergraduate Research or for the full program, visit the Weber State University website at http://www.weber.edu/ncur2012/.

March 30, 2012 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Liberal Arts, Social Justice, STEM, Students