About 70 students from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin participated in the Clement S. Stacy Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences on April 20.
Dean Elaine Carey said the turnout demonstrated the strong interest that undergraduates have in scholarship.
“We in academics engage in research because we strive to learn, to attain new knowledge,” she said. “What we learn we then convey to others via scholarly journals, books, and research conferences such as this one.”
About half of the accepted papers were submitted by PNW students on topics such as political policy; race and urbanization; world language and culture; literary analysis; feminist literature; global issues; political science; women’s roles in literature; psychology; economics, marketing and social influences; literature, rhetoric and social influences; life and literature; gender and family; and philosophical perspectives.
The papers were reviewed by Dr. Bethany Lee, Dr. Christina Ragan, Dr. Mary Beth Connolly, Dr. Yu Ouyang and Dr. Kelly Vaughan.
For more information about the conference and its proceedings, visit: pnw.edu/chess/clemstacy.