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Marymount To Showcase Student Scholarship at 8th Annual Student Research Conference

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Marymount University’s 8th Annual Student Research Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  The conference will take place in Caruthers Hall, Marymount’s new academic building for the sciences and health sciences, located on the Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road in Arlington, Virginia.

More than seventy Marymount undergraduate and graduate students applied and were accepted to present their projects at the conference. They will present their scholarly and creative work in poster, oral, and visual arts presentations. Topics range across the spectrum and include:

• Theories of nationalism in the development of national self-determination in Albania
• Use or oral histories with veterans to understand the U.S. role in Korea
• A study of college student stress and its relationship to environmental design in a university building
• The role of rain gardens in natural filtration
• Using satellite-tagging technology to track Hawksbill sea turtles
• The effect of texting on walking behavior
• An examination of the reasons behind class absences in college
• The meaning of symbolic beaded aprons inspired by ancient cultures
• The effect of balance training for patients with Alzheimer’s disease
• The feasibility of using WiiFit balance games with older adults

Marymount’s conference is being held in conjunction with the celebration of the national Undergraduate Research Week, April 11th – 15th, being sponsored by the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). As a member of CUR, Marymount strongly supports the recognition of the exciting student research being conducted at colleges and universities nationwide. For a listing of the national Undergraduate Research Week event, visit http://www.cur.org/urw.html
For more information about Marymount’s Student Research Conference, contact
Dr. Liane Summerfield, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, at 703-284-6479 or liane.summerfield@marymount.edu. Additional information is also available online.