Simpson University Holds Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium

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Simpson University 5th Annual Student Research Symposium

REDDING, Calif. - Enjoy thought-provoking presentations and Q&A opportunities at Simpson University’s 5th annual Student Research Symposium on Saturday, March 7, in LaBaume-Rudat Hall on campus.

The free, daylong event features 20 presentations and posters by 35 undergraduate and graduate students on topics from multiple disciplines.

Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the opening plenary session at 10. A limited number of complimentary lunch tickets to the university's dining center will be available at the registration table.

The event, sponsored by the university’s Office of Academic Affairs, is designed to showcase scholarly achievement among undergraduate and graduate students.

Participants present their scholarship through 10- to 30-minute presentations or facilitated poster sessions. This year’s conference focuses on the theme of “movements.” Dr. Edward Mooney, assistant professor of education at Simpson University, will speak at the opening session.

Dr. John Ayabe, associate professor of history and a symposium organizer, said the topic of "movements" was chosen because organizers felt it captured a concept that all disciplines in the university could appreciate.

"The world God created is not static, but is ever changing. Whether it’s charting the physical movement of people groups, animals, microscope organism, the earth itself, or even the transmission of ideas, movement of some kind or another is taking place all around us. One might say it is a characteristic of being human,” he said. “We wanted students to think about the ways in which the natural world, civilizations, cultures, and individuals themselves are in constant motion."

This year’s presentations include titles such as “Superman: The Face of American Patriotism During World War II,” “Same-Sex Parenting and Its Effects on Children,” “Gender Differences in Safe Driving,” and “I’m Not A Psychopath, I’m a Disabled Minority: Do Your Research.”

The symposium will include an awards presentation from 5:15 to 5:30 p.m. The Stanley Clark Student Research Awards—named after former university provost Stanley Clark, a strong supporter of student research—will be presented to students for best research paper, best research poster, and best research presentation.

For a complete list of topics, times and room locations, visit

For more information about the symposium, contact John Ayabe at (530) 226-4155 or


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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