Congratulations to Converse’s recipients of the 2023 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Faculty Sponsored Undergraduate Research.
This grant funding opportunity supports undergraduate students who attend a SCICU member institution. The program supports critical thinking, inquiry, and communication skills in all disciplines offered by the member institution.
2023 SCICU Student/Faculty Sponsored Undergraduate Research Recipients
Caroline Blair ’24 (History/Politics/Nisbet Honors) mentored by Dr. Jeff Howard and Professor Allison Vick.
Project: Belle Baruch and Women’s Rights Movement During the World Wars.
Tessa Kramer ’24 (Psychology/Nisbet Honors) and Cameron McGahee ’23 (Psychology) mentored by Dr. Marie LePage.
Project: The Effect of Hiking on Mental Health and Mood.
Madeline Owens ’24 (Music/Nisbet Honors) mentored by Dr. Ed Griffin.
Project: The Effect of Dental Microbes on Neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
Lanah Parker ’24 (Biology/Nisbet Honors) mentored by Dr. Laura Brown; this project is sponsored by Nisbet Honors Program and the Converse Office of Research and Engagement.
Project: Healthcare Communication Experiences of Young Adults 18-25 with Chronic Pain Conditions.
Caroline Stubbs ’23 (History) mentored by Dr. Jeff Howard and Professor Allison Vick.
Project: Bernard Baruch: The Influence of Hobcaw Barony in Politics.
Shelisa Williams ’23 (Philosophy/Nisbet Honors) mentored by Dr. Kevin DeLapp.
Project: Violence and Ethics in Manga.
Ella Ziel ’23 (Theatre/English) mentored by Professor Meg Tominaga.
Project: The Research and Application of Traditional Japanese Theatrical Forms’ Influence on Brecht’s Work.
South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to strengthen South Carolina’s participating independent colleges and universities through collaboration, governmental advocacy, fundraising, and public engagement so that every student may choose, afford, and earn an independent college education that fits their personal values, professional and social aspirations, and approach to learning.