2021 Richter Scholars Symposium I

    Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9:30 AM until 4:15 PMCentral Daylight Time

    Join us to share the findings of the Session I Richter Scholars at the 2021 Richter Scholars Symposium. This day-long event features the results of the independent, individual research of first-year Scholars with the mentorship of Lake Forest College faculty. Join for the whole day or attend a session or two of interest. 

    Morning Session I: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
     (9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Central Time)

    9:30 a.m.
    Upgrading Chemistry Laboratory Experiments
    Fatima Ayesha, Ashley Ocampo, and Alexis Rosenfeld     
    Jason Cody, Professor of Chemistry

         10:05 a.m.    
    Exploring the Broader Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Veronkia Chernik
                  Andrew Gard, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science


    Morning Session II: Social Sciences I
     (10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Central Time)

    10:40 a.m.
    Investigating Borrowing Behavior in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending
    Morgan Blank & Vraj Patel
    Nancy Tao, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics and Business

    11:10 a.m.
    Linguistic Practices, Education, and Development in Multilingual Africa
                  Minori Aoki, Ian Cox, and Adam White
              Desmond Odugu, Associate Professor of Education

    11:45 a.m.
    Using Video Technology to Explore Math Teacher Inquiries of Their Own Classrooms
    Alec Maccartney
    Patricia Buenrostro, Assistant Professor of Education


    Afternoon Session I: Humanities
     (1:00 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.)

    1:00 p.m.
    The Effects of Abstractness and Concreteness on Causal Judgments
    Wiktoria Pedryc
    Paul Henne, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    1:25 p.m.
    Religion, Biology, and Public Health
    Elya Gasparyan, Sophia Timm, and Stanzin Zazal
    Anya Golovkova, Assistant Professor of Religion

    2:00 p.m.
    Recency Effects in Causal Judgment
    Karla Perez
    Paul Henne, Assistant Professor of Philosophy


    Afternoon Session II: Social Sciences II
    (2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.)

    2:30 p.m.
    Human Security: A Comparative Analysis of Climate Change and Covid-19
    Mauricio Calderon & Noella Ufitinema   
    Jim Marquardt, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations

    3:00 p.m.
                  Openness government and transparency: Soft Power and Obama’s National Security Policy
    Marisol Valerin Coronas
    Jim Marquardt, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations

    2:25 p.m.
    China’s New Silk Road Projects in Central Asia
    Anish Abeysiriwarenda
    Ajar Chekirova, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations

    3:50 p.m.
    Counterintuitive Cognition
    Sara Martinez Guzman & Madison Stevens
    Matt Kelley, Professor of Psychology


    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.