Six RCAH students to participate in annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

On Friday, April 4, 2014, six RCAH students will take part in the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Michigan State University Union. The event is free and open to the public; click here for additional event information if you're interested in attending. Find this year's program PDF here.

RCAH students Sarah Fagerman, Marcus Fields, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Kirk Mason, Krista Rodriguez, and Ian Siporin will be participating in the UURAF's oral or poster presentation categories in a diverse set of subject areas, ranging from humanities and performing arts to social science, digital media, communication arts and sciences, and agriculture and animal science. See the individual presentation details below for presentation titles, format, time and location.

Following the UURAF presentations, the event's awards ceremony begins promptly at 4 p.m. in Room 50 (Ground Level, MSU Union). At the ceremony, one award is given for each program section offered at UURAF. Faculty mentors, colleagues, friends, and family are invited to attend.

About UURAF:

The annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) provides Michigan State undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Held each spring in the historic MSU Union, UURAF brings together an intellectual community of highly motivated students to share their work with faculty, peers, and external audiences. MSU undergraduates gain experience in presenting their research, answer questions about their work from audience members and guests, and receive constructive feedback from judges.

RCAH Student Presenters:

(See full abstracts in the UURAF database)

Starving the Arts: Starving for the Arts: Poster Presentation

Sarah Fagerman
1:30-3:30 p.m., Mosaic Multipurpose Room
Category: Humanities and Performing Arts

Influence of Origin Country on Assimilation of 1st & 2nd Generation Migrants: Poster Presentation

Marcus Fields with group members Jason Jonckheere, Nick VanAcker, and Laura Keller
9:30-11:30 a.m., Ballroom
Category: Social Science--General

Urban Sustainability and the Elderly: Detroit and Havana: Oral Presentation

Shannon Fitzpatrick
10:00 a.m., Lake Erie Room
Category: Social Science: General

Spare Parts: Human Organ Trafficking in Bangladesh: Oral Presentation

Kirk Mason
9:15 a.m., Lake Ontario Room
Category: Digital Media

Veterinary Medicine in Havana and Detroit: Poster Presentation

Krista Rodriguez
9:30-11:30 a.m., Lake Huron Room
Category: Agriculture and Animal Science

Crisis Intervention: Raising Awareness of Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Oral Presentation

Ian Siporin with group members Laura Swanson and Nolly Dakroury
12:00 p.m., MSU Room
Category: Communication Arts and Sciences