Simpson University Students Honored at Research Symposium
For Immediate Release
Photo by Matt Murnan / The award for Best Undergraduate Presentation in the 2016 Student Research Symposium was a tie between two groups, including this one comprising Carolyn Wong, Jason Upton (center) and Adam Wilson (not pictured: Baylee Wiechecki).
REDDING, Calif. - Nine Simpson University students were honored for work presented during the university’s 6th annual Student Research Symposium.
The Stanley Clark Student Research Awards were presented at the conclusion of the March 5 daylong symposium, which featured 25 presentations and posters by undergraduate and graduate students.
The award for Best Undergraduate Presentation was a tie between two groups. “Toxicity of Fire-Retardant Chemical on Plant and Fish Life” was presented by Tyson Setterlund, Sadie Setterlund, and Carley Jones; and “Evangelical Womanhood: A Qualitative Study” was presented by Jason Upton, Baylee Wiechecki, Adam Wilson, and Carolyn Wong.
The award for Best Undergraduate Poster went to Amanda Jones, on the topic of “The Likelihood to Conform Based on Appearance.”
The award for Best Graduate Poster went to Carlton Arias, on the topic of “The Effect of Divorce on Children.”
Award recipients, who also will be honored during a student awards chapel next month on campus, will receive a plaque and scholarship funds.
The awards are named after former Simpson University Provost Stanley Clark, an enthusiastic supporter of the research symposium. Following his 2012 retirement, Dr. Clark and his wife, Susan, established The Clark Endowment for Student Research to support student scholarly activity.
All students who participated in the symposium as presenters were eligible for the awards. A faculty panel served as judges.
The Student Research Symposium is an annual event open to the public. This year’s theme was “Adaptations.” Paul Blanch, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Redding, gave a talk during the opening session titled, “Adapt or Perish: How Learning Has Impacted My Faith Over Time.”
The symposium began in 2011 as a faculty initiative to give students an opportunity to share their research outside the classroom. Divided into morning and afternoon sessions, the symposium is modeled after professional academic conferences.
Learn more about the symposium at simpsonu.edu/researchsymposium.
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 simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations