Twelve RCAH students take part in annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

On Friday, April 7, 2017, twelve RCAH students took part in the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). Through oral and poster presentations, participants showcased their scholarship and creative activity to the campus community. This year, approximately 950 undergraduate students took part in the event.

RCAH second-year student Alexis Stark was awarded first place in her humanities and performing arts section for an oral presentation titled, "Once Upon Another Time: Examining and Challenging Gender Norms Through Re-Visioning Fairytales." Alexis will be awarded $100 for her winning presentation.

The full list of student presenters and topics from RCAH students and their faculty mentors included:

Madeline Aulicino & Cecelia Galvan
COLLABORATIVELY CREATING LEADERSHIP TRAINING CURRICULA
Mentor(s): - Estrella Torrez

Natasha Blakely
TRANSLATING ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND ISSUES FOR THE PUBLIC
Mentor(s): - David Poulson

Melissa Bush
PAST OR PERFECT: PLAYING THE GAME OF VERB CHOICE
Mentor(s): - Alan Munn, Cristina Schmitt

Aileen Dwyer
A STUDY ON AVATARS AND HIP HOP EDUCATION
Mentor(s): - Rabindra Ratan, Julia DeCook

JeNiece Freeman-Holt
SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE ART OF ACTIVISM
Mentor(s): - Tama Hamilton-Wray

Elena Lipscomb
DRAMA THERAPY AS MEANS OF PREVENTATIVE THERAPY: IN THE CONTEXT OF COMBAT RELATED PTSD
Mentor(s): - Joanna Bosse

Syd Pollak
SADE AND RADICALISM
Mentor(s): - Valentina Denzel

Dana Reynolds
TOOLS FOR EMPOWERMENT: ART, EMPATHY, LITERACY, AND CULTURAL IDENTITY
Mentor(s): - Kevin Brooks

Ryan Roehler
REFLECTIONS ON MY JOURNEY WITH THE MY BROTHER'S AND SISTER'S KEEPER PROGRAM: DOING AUTHENTIC CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Mentor(s): - Kevin Brooks

Elizabeth Sauter
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY DURING AND AROUND THE 1967 DETROIT RIOTS
Mentor(s): - Lisa Biggs

Alexis Stark
ONCE UPON ANOTHER TIME: EXAMINING AND CHALLENGING GENDER NORMS THROUGH RE-VISIONING FAIRYTALES
Mentor(s): - Anita Skeen
 

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