CCI students present at Undergrad Research Symposium

Three students in the College of Communication & Information presented their research at the 12th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Strozier Library.

Nic Arete and Lauren A. Dickinson from the School of Communication and Claire Dolly from the School of Communication Science & Disorders were among the nearly 70 undergraduate scholars presenting either posters or oral summaries of their research. Nic and Lauren presented posters; Claire made an oral presentation.

Nic’s research was titled “The Rhetoric of Hope & Healing in Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.” His faculty mentor is Dr. Davis Houck.

Lauren’s research was titled “Dissecting Corporate Power in America: A Political Economic Case Study of Koch Industries’ Influence on Public Policy and Media Coverage in the 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 Debate.” Her faculty mentor is Dr. Jennifer Proffitt.

Claire’s research was titled “Registration in the Female Singing Voice Across Triads.” Her faculty mentor is Dr. Richard Morris.

Students participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium enhanced their educational experiences by taking on directed research and creative activity under faculty supervision. The Symposium serves as a showcase for the diversity of topics, approaches and interests at FSU while providing a resource for undergraduate students to learn how to develop their intellectual interests, projects and faculty connections.