Publish Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:13:46 -0700

Honors Students Present Research at UCI

Six members of Crafton Hills College’s Honors Institute have been selected to present their research at the 2021 University of California Irvine College Honors Research Conference March 26 and 27. This annual conference gives community college students the opportunity to present the results of their work in either oral or poster presentation format. Cash prizes are awarded to the top abstracts and posters, and additional awards are presented to students who have shown exemplary achievement in their own honors programs.

This traditionally in-person conference is being held as a virtual conference this year, which creates a unique opportunity for the Crafton community to participate. Honor’s coordinator Judy Cannon encouraged Crafton students, faculty and administrators to attend the event virtually to cheer on the six students, and she pointed out the potential benefits of participation.

“This is a chance for students who might be interested in applying to present at the conference next year and for faculty to see what kinds of research community college students are doing in their disciplines,” explained Cannon. “It is important that the students feel supported, and you will be proud of them when you hear them present their research.”

Research presentations from Crafton students include the following: Zoe Lane, “The Universality of Near-Death Experiences: An Examination of NDE in Early Civilizations”; Brystal Nevins, “Divorce Rates in the Time of COVID: A Look into the Future by Looking into the Past”; Grace Newlin, “The Existence and Evolution of Segregation in American Schools”; Latifat Babatunde, “The Link Between Discrimination and Depression in the LGBT Community”; Victoria Karalun and Brystal Nevins, “A Case Study of a Romantic Relationship Started During the Covid-19 Pandemic Based on Knapp’s Relational Model”; Rebekah Stark, “African-American Music: A Comparison of the Harlem Renaissance and Contemporary Hip Hop”; and Brystal Nevins, “Cupid in the Digital Age: A Look at Dating during Covid.”