Writing 1 Students to present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research sponsors the Undergraduate Research Symposium, which is a forum for students to present their research findings and a celebration of the diversity of research that takes place at Wash U. Student research essays from Writing 1 feature amid impressive projects from across the disciplines. The event has included a keynote address, selected student talks, a poster session, and performances and demonstrations of projects.

The Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on  Friday, April 17 from 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Nine Writing 1 students will present their outstanding and wide-ranging research:

Gabriel Arguelles, “Hiring a Neglected Cohort: The Ex-Offender Employment Debate”

Jokubas Ausra, “Faith, Age, and the Decision to Die”

Antonia Drummond, “Empowerment Through Exploitation? Racial-Sexual Politics and Body-Positivity in ‘Anaconda’ and ‘All About That Bass’”

Zoe Grieze, “A ‘Prime’ Example: Female Street Art and the Cultural Hack”

Landon Lichtenstein, “Racial and Economic Diversity Interactions at Elite, American Universities”

Daniel Selzer, “Avoiding Common Ground: The Politicization of the Common Core State Standards”

Isabelle Trier, “Zombie Medium: The Undead as a Symbol of Contemporary Racial, Global, and Technological Fear”

Courtney Vishy, “Gifted Education Triggers Intensity in Students”

Michael Zhou, “Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side? An Exploration of the Effects of Astroturfing”