Political science student Michael Sean T. Covey presenting his research “JD, Businessman, Doctor? The Influence of Educational and Occupational Backgrounds on Legislative Effectiveness.” Photo credit: Austin Elliott
Political Science student Morgan Williams presenting her research “Political Messaging on Social Media: Facebook campaigning and political silos” to Professor Kelly Patterson. Photo credit: Austin Elliott
Students walk around the Mary L. Fulton Conference. Research is separated by topic. Photo credit: Austin Elliott
Last month, students from BYU’s College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences participated in a mentored student research conference. Spotlighting student research since 2004, the conference is sponsored by the Mary Lou Fulton chair and is held in BYU’s Wilkinson Center Ballroom.
Students summarize and present their results on posters which they present to the various visitors who come to the conference. There were over 250 posters in this years conference, and winners who are selected from the various topics are given some monetary award.
Two political science students, Matthew Beck and Tyler Simms, won awards from BYU’s Charles Redd Center.
Congratulations to the winners and presenters!
Winners from Political Science (undergraduate):
1st place: Alejandra Gimenez, Joshua Cooper (David Magleby), The Effect of Information in Supporting an Increase in the Federal Minimum Wage
2nd place: Eliza Campbell, Emily Tanner, Daehyeon Kim (Darren Hawkins), Neighbors Across Borders: Improving Support for Muslim Refugees in the United States
3rd place: Alex Miller (Celeste Beesley), Tweeting Terrorism: An Analysis of Female ISIS Twitter Postings and Current ISIS Recruitment Theories
Honorable Mention: John Griffith (Chris Karpowitz), Who Deserves Coverage?: Determining Utahns’ Ideal Medicaid Recipient
Redd Center winners:
1st place: Matthew Beck (Adam Brown), WRESTLING ELEPHANTS, TANGLING TUSKS: Understanding the Rift among Utah Republicans
3rd place: Tyler Simms (David Magleby), War Wary? Not in Utah
Political science student presenters:
Alejandra Gimenez: The Effect of Information in Supporting an Increase in the Federal Minimum Wage and Who Ran Where?: The Effects of a Recruitment and Mobilization Experiment on Caucus Meeting Dynamics with Professor Quin Monson
Blaine Hansen: How To Win A Donor with Prof. Jay Goodliffe
Eliza Campbell: Neighbors Across Borders: Improving Support for Muslim Refugees in the United States with Prof. Darren Hawkins
Geoffrey Edwards Cannon: Controversial Political Figures, Party Affiliation, and Religion with Dr. David Magleby
Hayden Galloway: Ideological Movement in House Party Leadership: A Difference in Differences Model with Prof. Michael Barber
James Martherus: Can Positive Images of an Outgroup Induce Attitude Change? with Prof. Quin Monson
John Griffith: Who Deserves Coverage?: Determining Utahns’ Ideal Medicaid Recipient with Prof. Chris Karpowitz
Jordyn Enos: When Should the FBI Trust a Prisoner? with Prof. Jay Goodliffe
Katherine Westmoreland: Reducing the Costs of Voting: A Voter Turnout Experiment with Prof. Chris Karpowitz
Matthew Beck: WRESTLING ELEPHANTS, TANGLING TUSKS: Understanding the Rift among Utah Republicans with Prof. Adam Brown
McKenna Westra: Voting Preferences of Baby Boomers in the 2014 Utah Midterm Election with Dr. David Magleby
Megan Conrad Tingey: Days for Girls: Establishing Linkages Between Menstrual Management and Confidence and Participation with Prof. Dan Nielson
Michael Sean T. Covey: JD, Businessman, Doctor? The Influence of Educational and Occupational Backgrounds on Legislative Effectiveness with Prof. Michael Barber
Morgan Williams: Political Messaging on Social Media: Facebook campaigning and political silos with Prof. Jeremy Pope and The Future of Ballot Casting: Utah voters openness to casting their ballot online with Dr. David Magleby
Sean Stephenson: Legislator Responsiveness, Age, and Internet Proficiency with Prof. Michael Barber and Incumbent-Challenger Game with Jay Goodliffe
Sierra Davis: Clinton and Obama: From Combatants to Colleagues: Signaling Strategies in the 2008 Post-Primary Cabinet Appointments with Jay Goodliffe
Soren J. Schmidt: Simple Information in India: How Much Can It Impact Opinions and Behavior? with Prof. Darren Hawkins
Tai Gray: Counterterrorism in Autocratic and Democratic Governments with Prof. Celeste Beesley
Tyler Simms: Do Donors Become More Partisan and Ideological? with Prof. Jay Goodliffe and War Wary? Not in Utah with Dr. David Magleby
Click here to see full list of winners.