Crafton Students Present at Research Conference
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Publish Date: April 21, 2023

CHC Student, Ayla-Lynnette M. Smallwood displays her poster presentation “The Effects of a Person’s Best Friend”

Photo: CHC Student, Ayla-Lynnette M. Smallwood displays her poster presentation “The Effects of a Person’s Best Friend”

Developing an appreciation of quantitative and qualitive research was the focus of the Spring 2023 Crafton Hills College Student Research Conference.

Held Friday, April 21, in the Crafton Learning Resource Center (LRC), the student-led event invited Honors students and members of the college’s Psychology Club to share their research projects with attendees.

“Some students are sharing research they presented at other conferences, and others are preparing to present their research at future conferences,” noted Judy Cannon, coordinator of the Honors Institute at the Yucaipa-based college.

Topics varied and included a look at 16th century Aztec religion and the connection of grade point average and social support. Research for some students, like Melissa Hernandez, an 18-year-old psychology student from Yucaipa, took months to complete and prepare for presentation.

“We are hoping this is the base for future research projects,” Cannon said. “Some of our previous students have even taken these projects with them to their transfer university and expanded their research there.”

Photo caption: CHC Student, Ayla-Lynnette M. Smallwood displays her poster presentation “The Effects of a Person’s Best Friend”