As the Spring semester drew to a close this year, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity held its Spring Chapman University Student Research Day. The day was filled with poster presentations by junior researchers from all fields and a keynote presentation by Robert Akscyn, Founder and President of Knowledge Systems.
Among the researchers presenting their work at the event were three of our very own students from the IES program. Their work explored diverse topics in education, with each one demonstrating poise, expertise, and confidence in presenting to the many event participants who stopped by to view their posters.
Emmett Griffith presented research on the experiences of transgender students in higher education. He will proceed with his findings in developing proposals for future university policies that can promote educational equity. Lindsey Robb explored racial equity in America’s national park system. Her research opened up an important space for often silenced voices and narratives and she hopes to further pursue justice in this field. Anna Kuhn presented research on the budding intersectional field of neuroscience and mathematics pedagogy. Her research is developing exciting findings and she intends to continue to pursue it in the hope of contributing to more effective math teaching in classrooms of the future.
These students proudly represented the College of Educational Studies by demonstrating the impact that they are making on educational research and social justice. It should be noted that these students were mentored and co-researched with two of our outstanding faculty, Drs. Michelle Samura and Quaylan Allen. Congratulations to the students and faculty for this recognition!
We are all proud!