Fall MVC Student Research Symposium Excellence in Student Research Awards

December 7, 2022
Missouri Valley College

More than 100 students shared their academic, creative and professional work in the fall 2022 Missouri Valley College Student Research Symposium (SRS) on December 5. Started in the fall of 2016; this is the 12th Student Research Symposium and drew more than 300 attendees throughout the day.

“The 2022 Fall Research Symposium was particularly good,” said David Bowers, MVC instructor and SRS committee member. “I think students’ grappling with difficult questions about our world are important. This year, I was fortunate enough to see students talking about some really interesting social issues, and presenting well thought-out solutions to those problems. It gives me a lot of hope that when the student population at Valley graduates and joins the world outside of academics they’re going to work to make the world a better place.”

Fall 2022 Student Research Symposium award winners included:

Creative Works Winner Kristina K C: “In My Universe Poetry Podcast;” Creative Works Honorable Mentions Shu’Ron Thompson: “Let’s talk about Sex” film documentary, Harrison Boynton: An excerpt from Returning of the Lost and Kristin Boynton: Chapter Reading from A Reason to Kill.

Presentation Winner Izak Johnson: “Distribution of Darters (Percidae) in the Salt Fork Creek, Saline County, Missouri;” Presentation Honorable Mentions Eva Agcailoli and Camden Philips: “Our Role as Political Subjects,” Sidni Hunter: “Imperialist Propaganda and the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of Neoliberal Rebranding,” Dajah Robinson: “Let’sTalk About Sex WORK.”

Poster Winner Taylor Curry: “Bubonic Plague;” Poster Honorable Mentions Lorena Piaggi: “College students have more risks in suffering mental health problems,” Mackenzie Murphree (Graduate student): “Five Lessons learned from Dr. Perry and Oprah” and Addie Mejia: “Toxoplasmosis.”

“I was really impressed by the number of students who showed up to each session and the number of presenters who participated,” said Harley Hagenhoff, MVC education major and student representative on the SRS committee. “Overall, I think this year’s symposium was a huge success for all of us!”

The Student Research Symposium is sponsored by the Missouri Valley College Office of Academic Affairs, the MVC Office of the President, 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.

The spring 2023 Student Research Symposium is set for May 1. More information will follow