Coms Students Present at SSRIC Research Symposium
The Communication Studies Department is enormously proud of our students who recently presented their original research at the 46th Annual CSU SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium (S4). The symposium was conducted in an online format via Zoom on May 6, 2021.
First, Berkly Hargon, Delaney Hulshof, and Corey Quillen were honored to win 3rd place in the category of Best use of Quantitative Methods. Their research project was titled “The Effect of Social Media Messages on Interpersonal Attraction, Judgement, and Wholesomeness” and this study was conducted in collaboration with fellow Coms student Collin Villegas in Dr. Adams Coms 312 winter 2021 course.
Second, Caitlin Lee presented her research titled “The Real-World Implications of Sexism in Parks and Recreation.” This study was conducted in Dr. Adams Coms 384 fall 2020 course. Caitlin also presented this study at the annual Cal Poly CSU Research Competition during the winter quarter.
Third, Chelsie Lui and Anika Maney presented their research titled “So You’re Waiting for a COVID-19 Vaccine? Here Are Vaccines to Get in the Meantime.” This study was conducted as a component of their senior project, which was advised by Dr. Kolodziejski in fall 2020.
Fourth, Anika Maney presented her research titled "I Don’t Care for G.O.B.: Examining Social Aggression in Arrested Development.” This study was conducted in Dr. Adams Coms 384 fall 2020 course. Anika also presented this study at the annual Cal Poly CSU Research Competition during the winter quarter and was competitively selected in the top-10 at Cal Poly to present her research at the larger CSU Research Competition in the spring.
Lastly, Anna Koonce (BUS) and Sonoma Bates (COMS) presented their research titled “Dropping the Ball: The Effect of An Athlete’s Image on Fans’ View of The Athlete and Team.” This study was conducted in collaboration with fellow Coms students Cameron Carpenter and Bobby Ramos in Dr. Adams Coms 312 winter 2021 course.
All of these student projects were conducted during the past year and in each case, students gathered data and wrote up their findings in a report suitable for a conference presentation. The symposium represents a CSU-wide research competition for students organized by the Social Science Research and Instructional Center (SSRIC).