Diversity Research Showcase

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5th Annual University-Wide Diversity Research Showcase

Save the date! - January 14, 2022

Featuring MSU undergraduate student work or work in progress on issues of diversity that advance inclusion. 

The 2022 call for presenters will be available in October/November 2021. Please stay tuned for additional information!

Access the 2021 program and DRS line-up: 
2021 DRS Program (PDF File)
2021 DRS Program (Word File)

2021 poster presentations have been archived from the Symposium platform as of February 22.

2021 oral presentations were shared live during the DRS on Friday, January 22. While sessions were not recorded, the awards ceremony may be viewed at the following link: DRS Awards Ceremony



Thanks to generous donations from our program sponsors, award amounts were increased for 2021!

1st Prize – $700

2nd Prize – $500

3rd Prize – $300

Additional 2 awards of $300/each for students in the preliminary stages of conducting research and 2 awards of $200/each to students showing outstanding research promise. 

Read more about our award winners:

Poster Presentations

  • 1st Prize - Aalayna Green - Applied Experiential Feminist Applications in Experiential Education Courses
  • 2nd Prize - Alanna de Sibour - Parent Perceptions of Intimate Relationship Experiences of Adults within Intellectual Disabilities: Comparisons with Typically Developing Siblings
  • 3rd Prize - Taylor Anderson, Terra Dunn, and Megan Wertz - Reasons for Alcohol & Substance Use in TGD Populations

Oral Presentations

  • 1st Prize - Eliot Haddad - Increasing De Facto Research Participation Eligibility among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Mothers
  • 2nd Prize - Tyler Castillo - Fair Chance Reporting
  • 3rd Prize - Rachel Drobnak - What Do We Lose When Unfettered Capitalism Meets Under-Utilized Species?

Preliminary Research Award for Research in Progress

  • Alissa Hakim - Art Participation as Community Engagement
  • Juhua Huang, Ky Chimrak, and Apichaya Thaneerat - Why Won't They Talk?

Honorable Mention

  • Crystal Bernard - The Appetite for Cultural Epicenters: A Brixton Case Study on Gentrification
  • Xiaoqin Yan - The Role of Age in the Acknowledgment of Employee's Voice Behavior

Screen grab from Zoom awards ceremony featuring some of the DRS award winners and their research mentors.

Congratulations again to all presenters and award winners! Featured in this photo are some of our 2021 award winners and their research mentors.


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