Whalen Symposium Celebrates Outstanding Student Research at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Original research and creative works done by Ithaca College students in collaboration with faculty sponsors will be celebrated at the 18th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, with presentations held throughout the Campus Center. It is free and open to the public.

Named for the college’s sixth president, the annual event provides students with the opportunity to give oral and poster presentations on their senior and honors thesis projects and independent research, and to show their original creative work in the arts, including writing, music, theater and film.

The symposium will feature over 280 presentations, representing all disciplines. A sampling of titles includes:

  • The Parvus Patch: A New Alternative to Dialysis Treatment
  • The Inner Workings of the Great Recession: Effects of Race on the Ability to Own a Home
  • Dodging the Rays with Skin Protection Education
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills in a Physical Therapy Clinical Setting: Influence on Student and Patient Relationships
  • The Effects of Driving Cessation on Older Adults
  • Girls Are Scientists, Too: The Negative Effects of Peer Discrimination, Stereotype Threat and Impostor Syndrome on Female Participation in STEM
  • The FAA and Amazon’s Drones: A Debate Over Regulation
  • Predicting Recessions with Economic Indicators
  • The Challenge of Fourth Amendment Principles: Is Digital Different?

A keynote address, “Undergraduate Research as a Signature Experience for Students,” will be given by Danette Johnson, vice provost for academic programs. The symposium will conclude with an awards ceremony for the best presentations in a variety of categories.

For more information and to see the complete schedule, go to www.ithaca.edu/sponsored-research/whalen.

Named for the colleges sixth president, the annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium will be held on April 9.