It’s Creative Activity and Research Day

Student research probes earthquakes, student discrimination, and more

By ED CARPENTER, OFFICE OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS Posted Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:21

Walls that resist collapse during earthquakes, why some malnourished populations resist nutrient fortified foods, and evidence that discrimination undermines college students’ self-esteem are all subjects of student research projects you’ll find at this year’s Creative Activity and Research Day.

Nearly 100 students will present work at the daylong symposium, which will include a dance performance, poster presentations, and discussions of outstanding undergraduate and graduate research across all fields.

Among the presenters is architecture student Jazmine Brown ‘16, who researched construction materials that might have stood up better during Nepal’s deadly earthquake in April 2015. And Chinonso Etumnu MA ’16, economics, tracked down why some Ghanaians eat nutrient-fortified sweet potatoes while others resist, and the role education plays in more widespread adoption.

The College of Arts and Sciences hosts the event Friday in Fromm Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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