Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

April 7, 2014

Assistant professor Kristen Bieda (left) discusses research with education student and first-place award winner Alexandra Sanchez (right).

Four College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2014 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 4 at the MSU Union.

The day-long event showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health and wellness. Oral and poster presentations were held in sessions, which culminated in an awards ceremony.

The college would like to congratulate the first-place award recipients, chosen from 660 undergraduate participants:

  • Todd Buckingham, Max Gustin – Lifestyle Attitudes During Pregnancy (poster)
  • Cassandra Green – Validity of Objective and Subjective Physical Activity Measurement During Pregnancy (oral)
  • Alexandra Sanchez – More Than Just Practicing Skills: Emotional Engagement in Middle School Mathematics (oral)

Participating students also received mentorship from college faculty within their respective departments.