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Undergraduate Research Symposium Winners

May 16, 2024

undergraduate research presenters

2024 Social Work Award Winners

The signature event of Undergraduate Research Week, the Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) has been held on the University of Illinois (U of I) campus since 2008. Over the course of the day, students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances), the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the caliber of our undergraduates. Their projects demonstrate the ongoing institutional commitment to supporting and expanding research opportunities at the U of I and beyond.

Outstanding Performance:

An Examination of a Local Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA): Creating Accessible Resources for Schools (Outstanding) Fynn Levery, Junior, Social Work, SSW Noah Rawls, Sophomore, Social Work, SSW (Research Mentor(s): Rachel Garthe, Social Work)

Poster Presentations:

Impacts of Climate Change on Access to Healthcare among Vulnerable Populations: A Scoping Review of Health Disparities and Access Issues (Outstanding) Victoria Ferrara, Junior, Social Work, SSW Ainslee Wong, Senior, Psychology, LAS (Research Mentor(s): Tuyet-Mai Ha Hoang, Social Work)

Understanding the Narratives surrounding Guaranteed Income (Outstanding) Illakkia Ranjani, Junior, Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, LAS (Research Mentor(s): Christopher Larrison, Social Work & Chelsea Birchmier, Psychology)

Honorable Mentions:

Exploring Diverse Experiences with Anger among Incarcerated Women (Honorable Mention) Christine Kwon, Senior, Social Work, SSW (Research Mentor(s): Rachel Garthe, Social Work)

How Many School Social Workers Are in America? (Honorable Mention) Arielle Britten, Junior, Social Work, SSW Ethan Kye, Junior, Social Work, SSW Tracy Mason, Junior, Social Work, SSW Brandon Seidensticker, Junior, Social Work, SSW (Research Mentor(s): Brenda Lindsey, Social Work)

See the full list of Social Work presentations

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