Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration
Sponsored by Drinko Center for Experiential Learning Westminster College

 

This day long event showcases students' creative and research efforts and features the work of Westminster students, who present posters, oral presentations, documentaries, art projects, and performances.
 
"Undergraduate research and creative expression are integral to fulfilling the mission of Westminster College," said Dr. Peter Smith, Westminster associate professor of chemistry and director of undergraduate research. "Students can present their good work to their peers, the faculty, the administration, and the community. This is a very important part of being a professional, which is one of the goals of the Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration - demonstrating professionalism."

The Drinko Center for Experiential Learning was created to enrich undergraduate education at Westminster through advancing world-class teaching as well as by participating in collaborations that address community and regional needs including strengthening K-12 education.  Visit www.westminster.edu/drinko to learn more about the Drinko Center.

Photos from Our Past URAC Presenters:

URAC April 24, 2013

 

 

Joe Ritchie presents his poster titled "ANARCHY:  a Study of the Socialization and Retention of Motorcycle Club Members"

Advisors:  Dr. Kristenne Robison, Dr. Kristin Park, and Dr. Gary Lilly

 

 

Colleen Costello and Lydia Hartzell presented their poster "Animated Cartoons in a World without Gender"

Advisor:  Dr. Kristenne Robison

 

 

Ryan Foley presents his poster "Correlation Between SAT Scores and Family Income"

Advisors: Dr. Terri Lenox, Dr. Carolyn Cuff

 

Additional Presentations:

Jennifer Cantella who presented her poster "Everybody Is One Mistake Away From Being a Criminal:  Incarcerated Women's Perspectives on the Role of Education in Their Lives"

Advisor:  Dr. Kristenne Robison

Gino Colella who presented his poster "A Sociological Analysis of Religiosity Through Observation of an Assemblies of God Congregation"

Advisor:  Dr. Kristin Park

Garrett Conn who presented his poster "Prostitution in Rhode Island"

Advisor:  Dr. Shannon Smithey

Jennifer Duvall who presented her poster "The Contemporary Face of Probation"

Advisors:  Dr. Kristenne Robison and Dr. Shannon Smithey

 

Jennifer Duvall who presented her poster "An Inside Look:  Drug Accounts of People on Probation"

Advisor:  Dr. Kristenne Robison

Annalisa Ryding who presented her poster "Its Just Not Something People Want to Hear:  the Socialization Process of Becoming an Atheist"

Advisors:  Dr. Kristenne Robison, Dr. Kristin Park


URAC 2012

 



Cassie Seaman who presented "Body Objectification at Fraternity Houses:  An Examination of the Social and Environmental Settings"
Advisor: Dr. Kristenne Robison



Jordan Dunn who presented "Division III Coaches' Perceptions of Gender Inequality"

Advisors:  Dr. Kristenne Robison and Dr. Kristin Park

 



Lexie Elliot who presented "The Perceptions of Socioeconomic Status and Self-Esteem"

Advisors:  Dr. Kristenne Robison and Dr. Kristin Park

Additional Presenters:


Tyler Craig who presented "Predictors of Religiosity Among College Students"

Advisor:  Dr. Kristenne Robison

Katie Falconer who presented "Sexual Behaviors of the College Student"

Advisor:  Dr. Kristenne Robison


URAC 2011



Sociology majors Alan Baldwin, Brett Glavey, Reesha Jackson, Ian Pickens and Criminal Justice major Ryan Lulla (May 2011 graduates) presented their Capstone research in a poster session at the Westminster Undergraduate Research Conference on April 27, 2011.





Alan Baldwin                                                                        Dr. Kristenn Robison, Brett Glavey and Dr. Kristin Park
"Groups and Social Capital Formation"                              "Facebook and Social Capital"


 

Reesha Jackson                                                                  Ryan Lulla
"Environmental and Social Capital Influences on              "The Effects of Social Capital Gained Through Extracurricular
Childhood Obesity Disparities"                                            Activities on Civic Engagement"

 

Ian Pickens
"Social Capital Amongst Small Town Small Business Owners"



 

2010

Sociology-Criminal Justice majors Tra-Linn Scott (December 2009 graduate) and Brittany King (May 2010 graduate) presented their Capstone research in a poster session at the Westminster Undergraduate Research Conference on April 23, 2010. Tra-Linn's research was titled "Trust & Support: The Social Capital of Runaways." Brittany's research was titled "Relationships Among Faculty at a Small Liberal Arts College."


Dr. Kristenne Robison with Tra-Linn Scott


Dr. Kristenn Robison with Brittany King


 

URAC 2009

Sociology major Heather MacKenzie and Sociology-Criminal Justice major Damon Neal, both from the Class of 2009, presented their Capstone research in a poster session at the 2009 Westminster Undergraduate Research Conference on April 24, 2009.  Heather's poster was titled "Social Capital and Voting Behavior" and Damon's poster was titled "Social Capital within a Total Institution." 


Heather MacKenzie


Damon Neal