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ASU students attend national research conferences

From left, ASU research students Olivia Lane and Shakeria Burney (ASU) From left, ASU research students Olivia Lane and Shakeria Burney (ASU)

 Albany State University students who engage in research are sharing the results of their investigations at conferences throughout the country.

Of 4,000 submissions, four ASU students were selected to make presentations at prestigious conferences in Atlanta, Louisiana and Kentucky.  

At Morehouse College on Feb. 11 - 12, senior psychology major Ashley Andrews will present "Body Count: The Relationship Between Race, Gender, HIV Testing, General Health, and the Number of Sexual Partners in the United States in 2010."   

In March, senior psychology majors Olivia Lane and Shakeria Burney will present at the "Seventh Health Disparities" Conference at Xavier University.

Their research focuses on "Perceptions of Father Involvement on Adult Children's Psychological Well-Being and Physical Well-Being: A Mental Health Disparities View."

Demetrious Curry, a senior criminal justice major will present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2014 in Lexington on April 3 - 5. Curry discusses "The Impact of Poverty and Homelessness: Implications for Individuals with Disabilities Living in Rural Areas."

 Undergraduate research learning experiences are preparation for graduate school and a future as researchers said Vanessa McRae, director of the ASU Center for Undergraduate Research. 

McRae and ASU faculty Drs. Hema Mason, Quiteya Walker, and Adansi Amankwaa provide guidance to the student researchers.       A new program initiative entitled, "Civic Engagement and Community-based Scholarship" developed at the center encourages young researchers to address national issues that focus on disparities in Southwest Ga. 

For more information contact the ASU Office of University Communications at (229) 430-4671.


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