This year’s annual Illinois State University Research Symposium showcased ten posters presented by Department of Politics and Government graduate and undergraduate students. The posters reflected student research projects mentored by Michaelene Cox and Carl Palmer. Four graduate students participating in the symposium were Caroline Kernan, Kyle Quinn, Md Mizanur Rahman, and Jordan Norton. Six undergraduate students presenting their posters were Brian Fernandez, Cameron Fisk, Brent Leombruni, Anthony Modica, Brittany Sandvoss, and Cody Svientek.
This year’s symposium was a great experience for students to share their research projects and to participate in this University-wide event. Students have said that the experience gave them the opportunity to practice their communication skills in anticipation of either graduate school or entering the workforce. Students commented overall that it was hard work, but worth it.