Spring MVC Student Research Symposium Excellence in Student Research Awards

May 7, 2018
Missouri Valley College

More than 60 students participated in the spring 2018 Missouri Valley College Student Research Symposium on April 27, 2018. The poster session included 22 student participants while 33 students gave presentations or performances of their work.

“Many thanks go out to all of the students, faculty and staff who helped make the symposium such a great success,” said Professor Jennifer Livengood, co-chair of the symposium. “The quality of student work showcased this spring is a testament to all of the talent and dedication that our students have and all of the support they receive from their Valley community.”

Senior psychology major Victor Reveles won the Excellence in Student Research Award for Best Poster for his research project, “Lying via Text, Study 2.” Junior English & journalism major Dakota Cantwell won the Excellence in Student Research Award for Best Creative Work for his short story, “A Hearty Breakfast.” Junior Sydney Downs won the Excellence in Student Research Award for Best Presentation for her study, “Impact of Industrial Agriculture on Nitrate and Phosphate Levels in Cattle Feces.”

“I thought that the symposium was a great way of showing what people have worked very hard on during the semester,” said junior Barbara Araoz. “It was very interesting to learn about different topics and it was an honor to be a part of it.”

Araoz currently serves as a student representative on the Student Research Symposium Committee.

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.

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