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2024 Symposium

The Nelson Institute is hosting a student research symposium on Friday, March 8th, as part of the 2024 Global Citizenship Forum. 

The symposium will feature student presentations addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a framework for tackling complex global pressing issues such as poverty, sustainable communities, climate action, and justice. 

From 12:30pm-1:30pm in Collier-Scripps 335, in conjunction with the presentations at the symposium, there will be a 12-textile gallery composed of works from a Drake J-term class led by Prof. Emily Newman. These textiles will reflect international topics the students selected and care about, and speak to promoting justice about international issues. 

You can check out the full schedule of presentations below:

Collier-Scripps 301

12:30 PM - Socio-clinical Studies of Cancer Patients at the Pravara Rural Hospital in Loni, Maharashtra, India, by Lauren Vaalar, James Neal, Ella Kocina, & Nachy Gardiner.

UN SDGs: Good Health & Wellbeing; Quality Education; Reduced Inequalities

1:00 PM - SCI Rehab and OT: Intervention and Product Design for a Patient with a C8 Level SCI, by Hannah Behunin

UN SDGs: Good Health & Wellbeing; Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions

1:30 PM - Sticking to the Basics: Assistive ADL Devices, by Jessica Garza & Kristin Prine

UN SDGs: Good Health & Wellbeing; Quality Education

2:00 PM Reflecting on Skin Integrity: Utilizing an Extendable Mirror, by Brooke Dannenfeldt & Haylee Rasmussen

UN SDGs: Good Health & Wellbeing; Quality Education

Collier-Scripps 308

12:30 PMThe Effect of Oxybenzone  on Thalassiosira sp. Algae, by Macy Gardner.

UN SDGs: Clean Water & Sanitation; Responsible Consumption & Production; Life Below Water.

1:00 PM - Tendencies and History of Chinese Environmental Journalism, by Mack Swenson.

UN SDGs: Climate Action; Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions

1:30 PMLegal Framework Governing Procurement in South Sudan, by Chol Philip Dut.

UN SDGs: Good Health & Well-being; Quality Education; Affordable & Clean Energy; Decent Work & Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure; Responsible Consumption & Production; Climate Action.

2:00 PM“The Brain of a Man, the Heart of a Woman”: Examining Western Literary Portrayals of Female Nihilists, by Lily Wasserman.

UN SDGs: Gender Equality

Collier-Scripps 335

12:30 PM-1:30PMJ-Term Global Textile Exhibit, curated by Prof. Emily Newman, created by various.