Four Wildcats selected for undergraduate research conference
Four Wildcats presented their
research at a major multi-disciplinary conference in Jacksonville this month.
Satterfield. Their topics included an examination of the news
consumption habits of college
students and an examination
of how black families are portrayed on television. This will
be the second trip in two years
for Espinosa and Navickas, both
seniors. The event took place
Feb. 22 and 23 at the University
of North Florida.
Perry, a junior mass communications major, said she was ecstatic about her selection. "I feel
to be able
to participate in an
as this. I
off my research and witness the
greatness of others," she said.
The Florida Undergraduate
Research Conference is one of
the nation's largest multi-disciplinary research conferences,
according to Dr. Salvador Victor,
a professor in the mass communications department.
The annual event allows undergraduate researchers in Florida a great opportunity to present
their research in a poster forum,
Victor said. "There are also
exhibitors and recruiters from
for students involved in undergraduate
research," he said.
He said judges look for work
that is relevant and timely. Students interested in attending future conferences, he said, should
be mindful of the "deadliness for
submission and make sure they
provide a solid abstract."
"It is always a good idea to
get faculty members advice and
guidance before submission,"
The students selected, he said,
"must prepare an outstanding
poster with the most relevant
aspects of the research process
"Given the multi-disciplinary
should seek advice from faculty
members teaching research
courses, or conducting field research in their respective disciplines," he said.