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  • Celebration of Student Research

    The Matteo Ricci College is thrilled to announce that several students of the college participated in the "Celebration of Student Research" hosted by the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Association (SUURA)! Participants from the Matteo Ricci College are Theda Hovind, Alison Pauley, Leonardo Rozal, and Cailtin Terashima. The Matteo Ricci College would also like to recognize Professor Jennifer Sorensen, Professor Audrey Hudgins, and Dr. Serena Cosgrove for sponsoring the students as faculty mentors.

    The program offers students from every discipline the chance to present research papers or projects to a larger audience through poster sessions, or oral presentations and panels. For example, Pauley's research focused on the international issue of rape of the "untouchable" women in India while Hovind's research took a look at a domestic topic - the rise of engaged citizenship through volunteering. 

    Said Pauley, "I am so grateful to Dr. Cosgrove for encouraging me to submit my research to SUURA." 

    Added Hovind, "Overall, I enjoyed the experience and I can't wait to do it again!" 

    Below is a list of the students and the subject of their research:

    Theda Hovind

    "Restoring Cheasty Greenpeace"

    Faculty Mentor: Professor Audrey Hudgins

    Alison Pauley

    "Rape in India: Caste-based Violence and the Women Fighting Against It"

    Faculty Mentor: Professor Serena Cosgrove

    Leonardo Rozal

    "Using Density Functional Theory to Calculate the Anomeric Effect in Hydrazide and Methoxyamine Derivatives of Tetrahydropyran

    Faculty Mentor: Professor Jennifer Sorensen

    Caitlin Terashima

    "The New War in El Salvador: Gang Warfare and its Effects"

    Faculty Mentor: Professor Serena Cosgrove




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