Two of our undergraduates were competitively selected for presentation at the WSCA 15th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference (USRC) in Santa Clara on February 16. There were undergraduates from 30 universities that submitted their research to this year's USRC.
-- Nikolas Bess for his paper titled 'Queer performance theory: Drag shows as a space where gender norms are defied.' Nikolas' paper is a result of the work he produced in Dr. Julie Taylor's Comm 411: Gender and Communication class last fall.
-- Graciela Troche for her paper titled 'Digital literacy divides: Impact on social determinants on college students' digital behaviors.' Graciela's paper is a result of the work she produced in Dr. Mihaela Popescu's Comm 400: Communication Research Methods class and through subsequent summer work supported by the CSUSB Office of Student Research.
Congratulations to Nikolas and Graciela, and many thanks to Dr. Taylor and Dr. Popescu for their mentorship, and to Professor Gotch, WSCA second vice president and organizer of this year's USRC!