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College of Family, Home, Social Sciences sponsors Mentored Student Research Conference April 3

Funded by Mary Lou Fulton Chair

Hundreds of mentored student learning projects will be on display at Brigham Young University during the Fourth Annual Mentored Student Research Conference funded by the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences Thursday, April 3, in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.

Undergraduate and graduate students from all departments were encouraged by the college to participate in the conference by preparing a poster illustrating the hypothesis, process and results of their research.

Their posters will be on display from 9 to 11:50 a.m. and also from 2 to 3 p.m. Three examples of topics to be displayed include “Student Achievement in Charter Schools: A Cross-State Analysis,” “The Halo Effect of Returned Missionary Status on Long-term Dating Attraction” and “Is Utah really a Low-Wage State?”

The conference recognizes hard-working students and promotes mentored learning. Mentored student research is a hands-on learning experience that gives students a deeper understanding of their discipline. Students have the opportunity to work personally with faculty members who help accelerate their understanding and can help them make career decisions.

"Dr. Jay Buckley's suggestions have opened my eyes to new possibilities,” said James Cross Jr., a history major, of his mentor “His feedback has helped me to become a better researcher and writer.“

The conference also provides an opportunity for students contemplating a major in the social sciences to learn more about the kind of research available to majors in this college.

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Writer: David Luker

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