MVC Student Research Symposium Excellence in Student Research Awards Presented
More than 40 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the fall 2017 Missouri Valley College Student Research Symposium on December 1, 2017. The staffed poster session included 16 student participants while 23 students gave presentations or performances of their work.
Senior Alexander Porsmose Nielsen won the Excellence in Student Research Award for Best Poster for his project “Violent Video Games & Aggressive Behavior: Does Early Exposure have an Impact on Feelings Towards Violence?”; senior Terrence Mickens II won the Excellence in Student Research Award for Best Performance for his piece “ARTIZDO”; and junior Kimberly Ndlovu won the Excellence in Student Research Award for Best Presentation for her project “Evaluating the Effect of Heat on Microbial Growth in Geophagic Soils.”
Junior Lindsey McMillan said, “Presenting my research paper really boosted my confidence. The feedback I received pushes me to further research my topic and develop my paper more. I definitely want to present at the symposium next semester!”
Symposium Co-Chair Brian Nolan said, “As I was was speaking to Victor Reveles about his poster he told me. ‘This is the first of many research presentations to come.’ This was significant to me because Victor is planning to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology.”
Business major Lea Filali said, “I loved the Student Research Symposium, both sharing my ideas with my peers and hearing their ideas. The Student Research Symposium helped me get comfortable with presenting work that I am passionate about.”
The Student Research Symposium is sponsored by the Missouri Valley College Office of Academic Affairs, Alpha Chi, the Division of Business, the Division of Communications, Humanities and Human Services, the Division of Education, the Division of Fine Arts, the MVC Honors Program, the MACC Program, the Division on Math and Sciences, MVC Libraries, the School of Nursing, the Division of Social Sciences and the Division of Health Sciences.