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Student Research and Scholarship Conference Archive

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Past Conferences

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference or proposal process, contact Nancy Hutchins, Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, at nhutchins@wheelock.edu.

See information from past years for Wheelock College's Annual Student Research and Scholarship Conference.

2016 Conference

The Student Research Conference, held May 5, 2016, in the Campus Center, featured more than 40 individual and group student projects. The event opened at 8:45 a.m. with remarks by then-President Jackie Jenkins-Scott and Dr. Detris Adelabu, Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences. The day featured posters of student research projects, roundtable presentations, plus three panel discussions. See the full list of student work in the 2016 Conference Agenda.

2016 Award Winners

Library Research Award:
- Erica Chepulis for "The Impact of Anti-Bias Curricula in After-School and Summer Camp Programs on Children's Social Skills, Self-Perceptions, Critical Thinking, and Attitudes on Diversity"
- Margaret Secakusuma for "Proxy State: The Role of the United States in Indonesia's Invasion of East Timor"

Center for Scholarship and Research Award:
- Erica Chepulis for "An Investigation of Caffeine Consumption and its Impact on the Big Five."

See the 2016 Student Conference Program (pdf) for information about all the student projects.


2015 Conference

The inaugural Student Research Conference, held on April 29, 2015, showcased the work of over 70 students. Poster sessions and formal presentations were scheduled all day. The conference officially began at 9:00 am with live streaming of presentations from Wheelock students in Singapore. Student submissions spanned a wide range of topics, such as "Too Hot for School: How City Campuses Influence the Urban Heat," "Inquiry-based Mathematics Education," and "Through the Screen: The Role of Social Media in Adolescents' Perceptions of Self-Worth."

2015 Award Winners

Center for Scholarship and Research Award for Best Research Design
- Kate LaGuttata and Danny Ly for "The Impact of Urbanization on the Muddy River"

Library Research Award for Substantial Engagement with the Scholarly Literature
- Sarah Murphy for "Inquiry Oriented Mathematics Education in Undergraduate Programs: An Overview"

Emerging Scholars Program Awards

Most Impactful Undergraduate Research Award
- Christina Pressley for "The 360 Degree: Factors Impacting STEM Degree Completion among African American Students"

Best Undergraduate Research Award
- Katrin Reeder for "Media and Researcher Portrayals of African American Mothers"
Best Undergraduate Research Poster Award
- Sara Taveras for "The Effectiveness of Using Puppets to Teach Social Communication to Children with Cerebral Palsy"

See the 2015 Student Research Conference Program (pdf) for information about all the student projects.

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