CCI Students Ezekiel Faulknor and Diamond Scrivens Present their Research at the 2022 President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

The 2022 President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence which took place on September 22 in the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House is a collaboration between the Office of the President and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (CRE) that allows students to present their research and creative projects. This event was also the culmination of both the IDEA Grant and Tech Fellows programs.

One of the participating students, Ezekiel Faulknor, an Information Communication Technology major, presented his project “Single Parent Households and Entrepreneurship” which focuses on gaining a better understanding of the potential effects living in a single parent household may have on the development of an entrepreneurial mindset. Ezekiel is a member of the Tech Fellow Program; he explained more about the program saying, “I got involved with CRE through Tech-Fellow. The Tech Fellows program exposes students to the everyday work of product development, entrepreneurship, and ecosystem building. As a fellow you will spend a dynamic summer embedded with an ecosystem building organization and work alongside startup companies.” 

Diamond Scrivens– another tech fellow– presented her study, “Trends in Minority Participation in Technology Industries” at the showcase. Diamond, a first-generation college student, is a part of the combined pathways program through which she studies integrated marketing in addition to her major, Information Communication Technology. Her study examines how women and ethnic minorities remain underrepresented in STEM fields. She shared her excitement for being able to present the study saying, “What excites me most about presenting my research at the President’s Showcase is my ability to highlight the importance of my call to action for expanding STEM education for women and black people… This will help narrow the gender pay gap, ensure a diverse and talented STEM workforce, and prevent biases in the tech field.”

To learn more about the 2022 President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, click here

To learn more about Ezekiel and Diamond as well as their projects, visit these links: Ezekiel FaulknorDiamond Scrivens