Students honored at Research Symposium

Olivia Barfield

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ULM has been on a role lately with the awards and recognition, but no one can award ULM students more than ULM itself.

A couple weeks ago, the 15th Annual Student Research Symposium was held in the University Conference Center. Sixty-seven students presented posters and gave oral presentations.

The Symposium showcased the hard work of students who collaborated with faculty to go beyond the basic objectives of the classroom. Graduates and undergraduates presented research.

Several different types of presentations can be made at the Symposium. These include poster presentations, platform presentations, artistic displays, and voice/dance performances.

Rachel Maddox placed first in the Undergraduate Oral Presentation category for the School of Humanities with her presentation entitled, “Seeing the
Forest for the Trees: Unraveling the Roles of Shakespeare’s Forests.” She enjoyed the Symposium and encouraged others to present.

“We all put a ton of work into our papers and it was a surprise and an honor to be selected for the award,” Maddox said.

According to Maddox, hard work will always pay off.

“Winning felt amazing because I knew the competition was so tough. I would have been happy to see any of the other undergraduates win, but when my name was said I almost hit the floor,” Maddox said.

Of the 67 presenters, 22 recieved medals for their outstanding work.

Alumna Zinaida Osipova attended the Symposium and enjoyed seeing the hard work of her peers.

“It was very interesting to see the research of others, because I have helped with research myself. I also like that people dressed up for this,” Osipova said.