The College of Global Studies organized the first STEM Research Symposium in The Ohio State University’s Education Abroad office in Columbus, Ohio, this October. The purpose of this event was to highlight Ohio State students who were exemplary in their research work while participating in one of our eight STEM summer research programs.
This inaugural event was attended by students, staff, and faculty at Ohio State. This event was organized by our very own Wendy Lombardo, associate director of institutional relations, Dr. Jessie Guinn, assistant dean of STEM, and Rebecca McMunn, education abroad specialist at Ohio State. Rebecca opened the event with a welcome before turning it over to Wendy who spoke about The College, our programs, and the relationship that we have had with Ohio State over the years. Wendy then introduced Jessie to give remarks about our STEM opportunities and services before he moderated a panel with two of our alumni students, Jazmyn Mustafa and Nicole Basinski, who goes by Scout.
Jazmyn participated in our program in Glasgow at the University of Glasgow. Her research project was in psychology and was entitled “Autism and Intersubject Correlation of Brain Activity While Watching Dance” under the direction of Professor Frank Pollick.
Scout participated in our program in Brisbane at the University of Queensland. She undertook a science education research project entitled “What Activities from Science Coursework Develop Employability? The Student Perspective” under the direction of Professor Susan Rowland who attended the event and also delivered a keynote address.
Professor Rowland’s talk emphasized how wonderful of a student Scout was and the value in highlighting the employability skills that students can obtain from coursework and research experiences. The event was concluded with recognizing both Jazmyn and Scout with The College’s International STEM Research Achievement Award and a couple pieces of professional Arcadia swag.
Enjoyed reading this blog post? Check out our blog post on our STEM Symposium at the University of Michigan.