Honors seniors Caroline Shriver and Samantha Reis attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia April 11-13, 2019. NCUR is the world’s largest conference dedicated to undergraduate research and features scholarly and creative activity in all fields of study. Thanks to funding support from the Honors College, both students presented their Honors thesis research at the conference.
Both Reis and Shriver are working under the thesis mentorship of Dr. Twila Wingrove, associate professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Elicka Sparks and Dr. Marian Williams, both professors of criminal justice in the Department of Government and Justice Studies, are serving as second readers for Reis and Shriver respectively.
Photo above features Honors senior Samantha Reis presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia April 11-13, 2019.
At NCUR Reis presented her thesis research focused on perceptions of juvenile offenders. She examined how a history of abuse victimization influences sentencing severity. She stated,
“Presenting at this conference was an incredible experience and I am so grateful for the Honors College and their support in helping fund my travels.
Photo above pictures Honors senior Caroline Shriver presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia April 11-13, 2019.
Shriver’s Honors thesis and presentation at NCUR explored the potential relationship between Greek affiliation, gender, class rank, and drunkorexia. She explained that “Drunkorexia refers to individuals who use extreme weight control methods to offset excessive alcohol use. This behavior appears in various forms such as starvation prior to alcohol consumption, intense exercise upon drinking heavily, or consumption of large amounts of alcohol to induce purging.” Shriver shared,
“This was a very rewarding experience and I'm thankful that the Honors College was able to help fund my travels through a research scholarship.”