PSU Brandywine Hosts Student Research Showcase


Chelsea Dwyer won PSU Brandywine's Social Science and Humanities Research Award. (Photo courtesy of Michael McDade)

Penn State Brandywine in Media has been hosting its Exhibition of Undergraduate Research Enterprise and Creative Accomplishment (EURECA) for more than a decade, writes Michael McDade for the school’s web site.

EURECA is the college’s way of providing its undergraduates the opportunity to conduct research in their respective fields of study. This research showcase event allows undergrads to present their research and creative endeavors to the campus community and outside guests after several months of hard work.

According to McDade, this year’s EURECA featured 15 poster presentations from students in a variety of academic programs. Students are also able to give video and computer presentations, short readings, artistic displays, and performances.

“Projects can be a traditional research project, an enterprise project, or a creative accomplishment,” professor Hans Schmidt told McDade. “Our students have so much to offer, and everyone has the potential to develop their interests into a project that could, eventually, be presented at EURECA.”

Chelsea Dwyer was presented the Social Science and Humanities Research Award for her poster presentation, titled “Social Stigmas Associated with Alcohol Use Disorder.”

Students Corey Young, Antonio Nicosia, Brian Fairfield, Lori Ezzedine, and Guy Mauro were also presented the same award as Dwyer for their research, “Effects of Singing on Melodic Interval Perception.”

Breath Hand received the STEM Research Award for her study, “Penn State Brandywine Tree Removal Eco-Services Impact Survey.”

The Enterprise Award, which recognizes an endeavor from any field, was presented to Steven Di Pietro and Christine Nisch for their project, “Tyler Arboretum Social Media Marketing Plan.”

Click here to read more about PSU Brandywine’s EURECA.

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