Skip to main content

Banner Image for Student Scholarship Week 2021

Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students

Thursday April 22, 2021


These presentations and posters discuss the importance of diversity and its impacts on society, as well as the consequences of its absence. Diversity and inclusivity are discussed for different themes, such as race, gender equality, disabilities and disorders, and more. Specific scholarship and research in a variety of disciplines explore issues related to socioeconomic status, gender, race, age, ethnicity, intellectual or physical ability, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, and mental illness.

Keynote Speech – Live Zoom Event

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient, will address our community and talk about the importance of faculty-student collaborative research.
Moderator: Dr. Rekha Datta, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

View the Event Recording:
Access Passcode: G$Z8$p^+

Live HawkTalk Presentations

1:15 – 2 p.m.
Diversity in Law Enforcement, Education, and Healthcare

Moderated by: Dr. Robin Mama, Dean, School of Social Work

Racial Bias in Healthcare: Management of Pain

  • Kayla Delnero, Graduate Student, Physician Assistant Program
  • Nidhi Parekh, Graduate Student, Physician Assistant Program

Law Enforcement Officials’ Perceptions of Growth Through Opportunity

  • Paula Echeverria, Senior, Criminal Justice

From Teacher Resident to Doctoral Candidate and Educator

  • Angello Villarreal, Graduate Student, EdD

View the Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: PT$j316#


2:50 – 4 p.m.
The Portrayal of Gender in Television Commercials: Critical Reflections on Representation

Moderated by: Dr. Jennifer Shamrock, Lecturer, Department of Communication

  • Eva Apuzzio, Senior, Communication
  • Anna Maida, Junior, Communication
  • Shannon McGorty, Senior, English
  • Hayley Sullivan, Senior, Communication

6:00 p.m.
School of Education Student Scholarship Exhibition

The SOE Scholarship Exhibition is a virtual poster session hosted by the School of Education. The purpose of this event is threefold:

  1. Highlight student scholarly endeavors within our school and celebrate research that is completed or underway.
  2. Create an opportunity for School of Education students at all levels to think about research and how it improves our respective fields.
  3. Recognize and appreciate the work of student peers.

Online viewing and voting on posters from all categories occur throughout the week, Monday, April 19 through Wednesday, April 21.

On Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m. is the live streamed Research Panel Event with Scholarship Ceremony & Awards.

Asynchronous Video Presentations


Public Perception of Mental Health Assistance Animals

  • Sarah Cooper, Senior, Psychology

Educational Counseling: Educational Opportunity Fund Student Success Coach Internship at Stockton University

  • Melani Kovacs, Graduate Student


Ensuring the Equity and Inclusion of Diverse Students inside and out of the Classroom

  • Delaney Mestey-Jones, Senior, Biology/Secondary Education

Asynchronous Poster Presentations