Each year, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and the Honors College sponsor an Undergraduate Research Conference. The event is held to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students across the different colleges and disciplines to share their endeavors with the academic and University communities.
Honors theses, research (in any phase of completion), creative works, and course projects are all welcome for submission to the Conference. In the spirit of academic curiosity and discovery, the major aim of the event is to showcase and celebrate Texas State undergraduate student work.
The Conference also strives to serve as a leadership development experience for students as they move forward in their on their academic journeys and in their career paths. Presentation, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills are a few areas enhanced by Conference participation.
Join us to hear three Honors students share their thesis work on this controversial topic. Texas has the highest pregnancy rate in the nation. They will briefly summarize their work and then answer questions. Attendees at the panel will be able to observe the diversity of Honors theses as well as learn more about this important issue.
Jennifer Morgan has written a screenplay for a pilot of a television series. The story of two mother/daughter pairs examines how each respond to a teen pregnancy, The work highlights issues about sex ed curriculum in high schools and how community views collide. The work inspires conversation and thought about a controversial topic.
Elia Buenpo has performed a psychology study to identify cultural issues related to Latinia pregnancy rates. The work questions issues such as contraceptive use, beliefs about unprotected sex and having an unplanned pregnancy among Latina teens in Texas.
Molly Finneran is designing a peer education program for sex education to be implemented in a majority of Hispanic schools in Texas. This thesis examines the curriculum used in Texas high schools now and advocates how a peer education program could improve sex education in high schools.
|Friday, April 26, 2013|
|8:00 am-noon||Oral Presentation||LBJ Student Center 3-5.1|
|12:00 -2:00 pm||Poster Presentations and Refreshments||LBJ Student Center 3-9.1|
|2:00-3:30 pm||Keynote Speaker and Awarding of Prizes||LBJ Student Center 3-5.1|
Two types of presentations are accepted for URC:
The presentations may be from any of the following categories:
Prizes will be awarded for the top two poster presentations selected by a panel of judges:
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
The Honors College and the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations