2015 Honors Research Symposium

Kelvin Rosado presents his poster titled, "Exploring the Changing Role of Women in Two Spanish Civil War Films: Belle Epoque and Las Trece Rosas."
Senior-year honors students might agree with T.S. Eliot that “April is the cruelest month” as the honors thesis deadline greets them on the month’s first day.  But Chaucer’s take on April as a month of rebirth and awakening perhaps better characterizes the experience of the Honors Research Symposium. On April 17, seventy-five graduating seniors presented their thesis projects. Additionally, forty-six students in their freshman, sophomore, and junior years presented posters illustrating research completed in courses or thesis projects in process. The daylong event ended with a banquet where presenters and their faculty mentors engaged in lively discussion over research and future plans, and they heard from Honors Program alumni about life after graduation.   

The Georgia Southern University Honors Program is designed to foster the development of a critical sense of inquiry, a spirit of creativity, a global perspective and an ethic of civic responsibility. With your investment, the University Honors Program will continue to enrich the lives of students at Georgia Southern University.  

Jennifer Shaffer wins German Internship

Jennifer Shaffer in Germany during summer 2014.
Jennifer Shaffer earned a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, or the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and has been accepted into DAAD’s Research Internship in Science and Engineering for the upcoming summer.

Shaffer (Mechanical Engineering and German ‘17) was one of 
312 people awarded a research internship as part of the DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) undergraduate program this year. This will be her second summer in Germany, and we look forward to hearing about her experience when she returns!

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Courtney Hartman's Research Published

Courtney Hartman (center) presents research at GERC with professors Mecca Williams-Johnson and Yasar Bodur and other honors education students. 
Courtney Hartman published her research in the upcoming edition of Momentum, an undergraduate research journal. Hartman’s research examined teachers’ influences on elementary school students and their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

“[Courtney] did an outstanding job executing her study and preparing the manuscript for publication. I am beaming with joy about her accomplishment,” said Dr. Mecca Johnson. 

In October, Hartman also presented her research at Georgia Education Research Conference along with four other students. 


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