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Students Present at COPLAC Conference

(SUNY Geneseo/ Keith Walters '11)

Eight SUNY Geneseo students participated in this year's virtual Council of Public Liberal Arts College's Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity conference on November 7, from the departments of English, Black studies, geography, psychology, and economics.

The following students presented (major and faculty sponsor indicated):

  • Samantha Aya '22, "Slamming the Stigma" (English and black studies, professor of English Maria Helena Lima)
  • Margaux Carmel '21, "Introducing Black History with the Stolen Sounds of American Popular Music" (English and black studies, professor of English Maria Helena Lima)
  • Kelsey Dux '23, "From Plantation to Prison: Examining the Creation of the United States Industrial Prison Complex" (English and black studies, professor of English Maria Helena Lima)
  • Emma Mandella '21, "The Ills of American Capitalism and the Question of Reparations" (English and black studies, professor of English Maria Helena Lima)
  • Alexandra Semenza '21, "School Equality Gap: Solutions for the Inconsistencies Between Rochester's School Number 12 and Brighton's French Road Elementary" (School of Education, childhood/special education, geography theme project, associate professor of geography Jennifer Rogalsky)
  • Laura Bauer '21, "Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet on Mouse Stereotypic Behavior and Working Memory," (psychology, assistant professor of psychology Allison Bechard)
  • Isabel Fry '21, "Zip Code Should Not Determine Educational Success: An Examination of Rochester, New York's Inequalities," (School of Education, elementary/special education, geography theme project, associate professor of geography Jennifer Rogalsky)
  • Julian Ponarkis '22, "Closing the Gap: A Look at Productivity in Advanced Economics," (economics, associate professor of economics Mansokku Lee)

SUNY Geneseo hosted the conference on campus in 2018.

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