SARASOTA (October 23, 2012) – USF Sarasota-Manatee students will offer research presentations at the Student Research Symposium on Oct. 26 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will showcase undergraduate and graduate research done by USFSM students conducted under the supervision of the University’s faculty.
Attendees will include students and families, staff, faculty and other guests such as the Lifelong Learning Academy. Those attending will learn about the several areas of research that USF Sarasota-Manatee students and faculty are engaged in on a day-to-day basis.
Dr. Christine Ruva from the Department of Psychology is heading up the event, and is excited for the students to share their research. “This is a great event for USFSM to showcase some of the research that our students and faculty take part in each day,” said Ruva. “The quality and diversity of the research that our students have conducted is worth sharing with the University community in a public setting. Our faculty have done an amazing job mentoring our students and this event is a great way for them to show it off. ”
Anyone attending the event will also be able to talk one-on-one with the researchers about their findings and can take part in two oral presentation sessions consisting of four presentations each. A total of nineteen students will present of a variety of different subjects. Selected students will earn the outstanding research award at the awards ceremony following the event.
The event begins Oct. 26 with check-in at 8:30 a.m. in the Main Rotunda followed by poster presentations at 9 a.m. Oral presentations will then be delivered in the Selby Auditorium at 10:15 a.m. After a lunch break, the awards ceremony will be held in the Selby Auditorium.
A sampling of the presenters and their projects includes: Carol Springer (The Effects of Knowing the Costs Associated with the Death Penalty on an Individual’s Sentencing Recommendation); Stephanie Burr (A Study on Disguised Discrimination Experienced in the Work-place); Whitney Scott (Pragmatics of Language and the Potential Impact on Reading Comprehension); Gunce Malan (Do Personality Tests have a place in Academic Preparation of Undergraduate Hospitality Students?); Sandy Joseph (Processing Signals in Gaps: Young Listeners); Frank Durocher (The Importation Model and Veterans: An Examination of the Connection between Mental Health Problems and Prior Substance Abuse with Prison Misconduct); Rose Fritz (Social Emotional Experiences of Latinos in the Workplace); Starloe Galletta (An Explanation of the Florida Value Added Model); James Mohan (A Study of Worker Characteristics in a Dangerous Occupation); Michael Parker (Mapping Alcohol Expectancy Images as Hypothesized Memory Networks) and Sharona Robinson (Does Prior Military Service Lead to Prison Misconduct? An Application of the Importation Model to Veteran Inmate Misbehavior.)
Anyone interested in attending should contact Jennifer Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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