Here's a look at recent University Research Symposium presenters for whom their presentation became the springboard for further accomplishments in research or creative endeavors:
Valuable experience gained during his assignment as a research assistant at the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences allowed him to get into an internship program at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Presented at two state conferences and is currently working on her thesis for the same topic she first presented at the 2012 undergraduate symposium. Her project, mentored by Dr. Bill Anderson of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, was "Cyber Infidelity and Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love: Unifying research with theory and language."
From the Mennonite College of Nursing. First presented her research at the 2008 Graduate Research Symposium as a springboard to her podium presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association; a meeting that had over 12,000 attendees.
Jenkins, D., Carlson, E. D., & Cohen, M.C. (November 2009). Impact of health literacy on patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Podium presentation presented to the 137th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
From the Mennonite College of Nursing. First presented her research at the 2008 Undergraduate Research Symposium based on her work as a Mennonite College of Nursing Honors student. She went on to deliver a podium presentation to the 2008 National State of Science Congress on Nursing Research by herself when her mentor became ill and had to miss the conference. This conference attracts the most elite nursing scholars in the country and attendees of her presentation were very impressed with her poise, confidence, and scholarship. Amanda has gone on to work at the Mayo Clinic and is now looking at graduate school options. With her background in research, she has excellent prospects of being accepted to any of the most elite nursing schools in the U.S.
Carlson, E. D., Krueger, A., & Cohen, M.Z. (2008 October). Understanding distress during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Podium presentation presented to the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2008 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, D.C.
Au.D. 2012. Recently was notified that her article, "Hearing conservation programs for drum and bugle corps: Implications for educational audiologists," was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Educational Audiology. Her project was mentored by Professors Joseph Smaldino and Lindsay Bondurant of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.