RCHSS student researchers recognized at the Symposium of Student Scholars


KENNESAW, Ga. (May 3, 2021) — Kennesaw State University wrapped up its 25th annual Symposium of Student Scholars on Thursday with awards for the top performers among the 375 student researchers who presented 228 projects across a variety of disciplines.

“The level of participation and the quality of the research we see at the symposium has grown along with the university,” said Amy Buddie, director of undergraduate research and professor of psychology. “The undergraduate and graduate research we saw was outstanding, and the award winners’ work was truly remarkable.”

The 2021 symposium award winners included the follow students from the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Top Presentation, Undergraduate: Walking the Line: Planned Trajectory of Autonomous Cars on Driver Takeover Behavior. Undergraduate Students: Patrick Kielly, Eunice Baek, Amali Kahaduwe, Violet Filatova, Shane Howard, and Angie Son Pulido. Research Mentors: Kyung Hun Jung and Jack Labriola. Department of Psychological Science.
  • Second Runner-Up, Undergraduate: Women Genre Writers in Television and Film. Undergraduate Student: Gabrielle Jones. Research Mentor: Anna Weinstein. Department of English.

Students presented research virtually at the symposium, a student conference hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research. During the event, the Office of Undergraduate Research hosted a live blog featuring several projects.

written by Dorothy Corbett