2021 Diversity Research Showcase Awards Ceremony
From Erika Lynn Crews on January 25th, 2021
(Opening of ceremony was not recorded) Welcome back and thank you very much for attending the 4th Annual Diversity Research Showcase. We are inspired by your commitment to inclusion and hope you will continue your work and scholarship that moves us closer to being a more inclusive campus and world. As John Lewis said, “If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.” We believe that performing diversity & inclusion research is a way not to get lost in despair. It is an action that can be taken toward a more equitable future. Exposing and exploring truth is necessarily good trouble!
Before we proceed, we encourage each of today’s presenters to consider registering for the University Undergraduate Arts & Research Forum, which will be held this April 15th to the 19th. UURAF captures the breadth of undergraduate scholarship and creative endeavors at MSU, and all participants today would be exceptional candidates to share their important and inclusive work. Abstract submissions are due on February 11th.
This event couldn’t happen without the collaboration of many. Thank you to our volunteers from many parts of campus. Special thanks to our co-sponsors in Undergraduate Research, the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, and the MSU Libraries. This event also couldn’t happen without all the faculty & research mentors who encouraged and championed the research presented by our students, as well as our partners across the University supporting students in their research efforts. Thank you!
Finally, we’d like to extend a special thanks to Erika Crews, Emileigh Stoll, and Amanda Flores for their work supporting this year’s event. SLIDE
We’d like to begin by presenting our preliminary research awards, available to oral & poster presenters.
Preliminary Research Award for research in Progress $300: Alissa Hakim - Art Participation as Community Engagement
Preliminary Research Award for research in Progress $300: Juhua Huang, Panathip Chimrak, and Apichaya Thaneerat - Why Won't They Talk?
This year’s poster presentations were shared asynchronously and may still be accessed at the link posted in the chat.
3rd Prize Poster: Taylor Anderson, Terra Dunn, and Megan Wertz - Reasons for Alcohol & Substance Use in TGD Populations
2nd Prize Poster: Alanna de Sibour - Parent Perceptions of Intimate Relationship Experiences of Adults within Intellectual Disabilities: Comparisons with Typically Developing Siblings
1st Prize Poster: Aalayna Green - Applied Experiential Feminist Applications in Experiential Education Courses
Congratulations to our poster presenters!
And now on to our oral presentation winners.
3rd Prize Oral Presentation: Rachel Drobnak - What Do We Lose When Unfettered Capitalism Meets Under-Utilized Species?
2nd Prize Oral Presentation Tyler Castillo: Fair Chance Reporting
1st Prize Oral Presentation Eliot Haddad: Increasing De Facto Research Participation Eligibility among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Mothers
Congratulations to all of our prize winners and all participants.
We’d like to take a group photo of the prize winners if you and your research mentor have a moment to stick around. Enjoy your Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations! You may navigate to the link in the chat for a calendar of remaining events.