Congratulations to Maya Hofmann ’23 and Nina Kaushikkar ’22, who have been selected to present their research at the Minnesota Private College Council’s Scholars Showcase, which will be held virtually on Tuesday, February 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Previously known as Scholars at the Capitol, the Showcase focuses on research that connects with the public good and students who can speak to how the questions they investigated, and their findings, make that connection.
Maya and Nina were selected based on the posters they presented at last fall’s Undergraduate Research and Internship Symposium. Maya’s presentation, which is titled “What’s Your FQI? Using Floristic Quality Indices to Foster Urban Conservation,” is based on work she did last summer under the supervision of Amy B. McEuen at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Nina’s presentation, which is based on work supervised by Assistant Professor of Political Science Summer Forester, is titled “A Feminist Transitional Justice: Jineology in Syrian Conflict Resolution.”
With disciplines ranging from philosophy to history and chemistry to economics, the breadth of the subject matter presented at the Scholars Showcase represents the wide range of student learning that occurs every day at Minnesota Private Colleges. Although aimed in part at legislators, this year’s Showcase is also open to the public.
The virtual event will feature up to eight concurrent, proctored sessions at any one time. And new presentations will begin every 15 minutes. Each session will be offered twice, consecutively. Zoom information will be available through the Showcase website as the Showcase gets closer.