Claflin University Hosts Annual Undergraduate Research Day

Apr 22, 2019
Claflin University showcased and celebrated its focus on undergraduate research on Friday, April 12, during its annual Research Day. Students made oral and poster presentations of their creative, high-impact research.
An awards ceremony concluded Research Day activities.  Winners for oral and poster presentations are listed below with their faculty mentors. Congratulations to the following winners: 
Overall Winner
"Joseph Conrad's Gotta Go: Creating a Space for Contemporary World Literature in the College Classroom"
Student: Chelsey N. Williams | Mentor: Dr. Peggy Ratiliff
Oral Presentations
First Place: "Hamilton Jacobi equation, reaction action surface and the emergence of the force concept in chemical reaction dynamics"
Student: Shaquille Shaw | Mentor: Dr. Bejoy Dey 
First Place: "How The Hate U Give, Ghost Boys, and Daddy There's a Noise Outside are Pushing Civil Rights to the Forefront of Contemporary U.S. Literature"
Student: Kelly Chisom | Mentor: Dr. Belinda Wheeler 

Second Place: "Claflin University Student's Grievance Portal"
Student: Agbai Okoronkwo | Mentor: Dr. Ramaier Sriram
Third Place: "Claflin University Student's Grievance Portal"
Student: Lauryn Graham | Mentor: Tabitha Ott
Poster Presentations
First Place: " RAD52 inhibitor for personalized cancer therapy in BRCA1/2"
Student:  Srishti Kala | Mentor: Dr. Derrick Swinton
Second Place: "Preventing Family and Non-family Child Abduction"
Student: ZyiJena Smith | Mentor: Dr. Caroletta Ivey
Third Place: "Biosorption of copper from aqueous solutions using soybean hulls"
Student: Isheka Orr | Mentor: Dr. Anthony Rizzuti
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