From Every Voice
Southwestern expanded its annual Research and Creative Works Symposium to a daylong event in 2014. More than 300 students presented posters, oral presentations or creative works. (Photos by Ellen Davis)
(Photo credit: LUCAS ADAMS)
Alisa Gaunder, professor of political science, and Kim Smith, professor of art history, gave a preview of the seminar they plan to teach for the Paideia cluster on “Representing Gender.” After their presentations, audience members were asked to apply what they had learned to propaganda posters from the Cultural Revolution in China (next).
Physics majors Eric Rodriguez and Kelsey Kingston demonstrated a mobile inductive charger that cou,.d harness the kinetic energy of a car in motion to charge a cell phone.
Amir Hessabi (left) and Chandler Johnson show off a prototype of a solar lounge chair.
Students in Professor Desi Roybal’s Scenic Elements and Stage Properties class showed off the masks they made for class.
Stephan Meyer, Zach Whitlock and Austin Barber display their uphill assist self-powered bicycle.
Three senior exhibits were on display in the Fine Arts Gallery, including this one by Carmen Gadt.
Shelby Morales presents her history capstone project.
New to the symposium in 2014 were the presentation of of PechaKuchas, in which people talk while 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Claudine Reyes is shown here giving a talk on the link between resident microbiota and type 2 diabetes.
Chandler Johnson and Amir Hessabi (center) won the award for the best creative work for their solar lounge chair. Maryanne Clendenen won the award for best poster presentation and a group that included seven students from the Department of Math and Computer Science won the award for the best oral presentation. Other award winners were Katie Ferrick, who won the prize for the best PechaKucha presentation, and Alex Michael, who had the most attendees at his oral presentation.