Nine Education undergrads honored at Fall Undergraduate Research Expo

Nine College of Education undergraduates were among the 100 students to be awarded honors at the Fall Undergraduate Research Expo.

Education students Emerson Ladig, Ashley Beuning, Kendall Raley and Mark DeLeon at the 2022 Fall Undergraduate Expo.

The Expo was a hybrid program this year, allowing students to present posters in-person on November 14 and present their research speeches on November 16. The poster presentation was held in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms, and the research talks were held in STEW 214.

Six College of Education graduate students and assistant professors assisted as judges for the projects. The volunteer judges provided feedback to students throughout the conference. The winning projects were chosen based on the quality of order, organization, and documentation.

Congrats to our Expo winners!

Top 2 Research Talks

Kayla Neal — “The Role of BIPOC Parents in Diversifying Children’s Literature”

Michaela Rice — “A For Aristocracy, Not Effort: An Examination of Meritocracy and Legacy Admissions”

Top 3 Posters

Meredith Chasse & Grace Gochnauer — “Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS): Stories of the Original GEMS Girls”

Jueqing Li — “Investigating Elementary Teachers’ Use of Mathematics Curriculum Materials”

Kendall Raley, Ashley Buening, Emerson Ladig, & Mark DeLeon — “Banned Books”

The process of disseminating research results, gaining valuable feedback from peers and professors, and networking with other participants is a vital step in the learning process of engaging in a research experience. The Purdue Fall Undergraduate Research Expo is organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research, with representatives from colleges and units on the undergraduate research planning committee.

Source: Office of Undergraduate Research