Over 45 students shared their research at the 2023 College of Education and Human Development Student Research Symposium held on April 20 at Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center. The symposium included six Oral Presentations and 41 Poster Presentations reflecting scholarship at all levels, from undergraduate through doctoral study, and disciplines within the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, and the School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management.
In its first year in person since the start of the pandemic, the annual symposium hosted over 100 guests committed to supporting and furthering student research. According to Caroline Masakayan, Student Enrichment Coordinator for the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the renewed interest in the symposium reflects Mason’s strong commitment to valuing research.
“Students who engage in research are better equipped with critical skills that make them engaged citizens and well-rounded scholars and practitioners.”Caroline Masakayan, Student Enrichment Coordinator for CEHD Student and Academic Affairs
Faculty support for the 2023 SRS played a pivotal role in its success. By mentoring students through the process, and with some faculty even integrating the submission process into their courses, students reaped the benefits of their professors’ experience as research professionals. Faculty attendance at the event was high, and many encouraged their classes to attend as well.
The entirety of the Student Research Symposium (SRS) was intended to introduce students to the process of conducting, submitting, and presenting their research at a professional conference. The CEHD Office of Student and Academic Affairs sent out the call for submissions in the fall and early spring. Interested students submitted an abstract and chose a format for their presentations which were then reviewed by a committee. During the event, student poster presenters were evaluated by CEHD faculty and staff volunteers to ultimately select three categories of award winners.
Continue reading for more information on our oral presenters, poster presentation award winners, and to view the event program featuring a comprehensive list of student participants.
POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD WINNERS
Outstanding Bachelor’s Poster Presentation
BS, Sport Management
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Aylsworth
The Winning Game
Outstanding Master’s Poster Presentation
Collaborators: Dr. Jennifer Fields (Springfield College), Dr. Andrew R. Jagim, Meghan Magee
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Margaret T. Jones
Determination of Low Energy Availability by Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry Versus Air Displacement Plethysmography in Collegiate Athletes
Outstanding Doctoral Poster Presentation
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Stephanie Dailey, Dr. Heather Walter
The Impact of Contextual Factors on School Communities During an Active Shooter Simulation
View the 2023 CEHD Student Research Symposium Program for the full list of student presenters, research titles, and faculty collaborators!
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