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2021 Richter Scholar Symposium I


2021 Richter Scholars Symposium I

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Symposium will be held virtually. The Lake Forest College community and family and friends of the Richter Scholars are invited to register for the event. This will allow you to join the event via Zoom and participate by asking questions.

Registration is now open: register here or by clicking on the Register button below. Once you have registered you will be provided with a Zoom link through which you will be able to participate in all of the Symposium sessions. 

The event will also be livestreamed, although participation through the livestream will not be possible. 

Morning Session I — Natural Sciences and Mathematics

9:30 a.m.  — Upgrading Chemistry Laboratory Experiments

Fatima Ayesha, Ashley Ocampo, and Alexis Rosenfeld
Mentored by Jason Cody, Professor of Chemistry

10:05 a.m.  — Exploring the Broader Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Veronika Chernik
Mentored by Andrew Gard, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Morning Session II — Social Sciences I

10:40 a.m.  — Investigating Borrowing Behavior in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending

Morgan Blank and Vraj Patel
Mentored by Nancy Tao, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

11:10 a.m.  — Linguistic Practices, Education, and Development in Multilingual Africa

Minori Aoki, Ian Cox, and Adam White
Mentored by Desmond Odugu, Associate Professor of Education

11:45 a.m.  — Using Video Technology to Explore Math Teacher Inquiries of Their Own Classrooms

Alec Macartney
Mentored by Patricia Buenrostro, Assistant Professor of Education 

Afternoon Session I — Humanities

1:00 p.m.  — The Effects of Abstractness and Concreteness on Causal Judgments

Wiktoria Pedryc
Mentored by Paul Henne, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

1:25 p.m.  — Religion, Biology, and Public Health

Elya Gasparyan, Sophia Timm, and Stanzin Zazal
Mentored by Anya Golovkova, Assistant Professor of Religion

2:00 p.m.  — Recency Effects in Causal Judgment

Karla Perez
Mentored by Paul Henne, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Afternoon Session II — Social Sciences II

2:30 p.m.  — Human Security: A Comparative Analysis of Climate Change and Covid-19

Mauricio Calderón Castro and Noella Sangwa Ufitinema
Mentored by Jim Marquardt, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations

3:00 p.m.  — Open government and transparency: Soft Power and Obama’s National Security Policy

Marisol Valerin Coronas
Mentored by Jim Marquardt, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations

3:25 p.m.  — China’s New Silk Road Projects in Central Asia

Anish Abeysiriwarenda
Mentored by Ajar Chekirova, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations

3:50 p.m.  — Counterintuitive Cognition

Sara Martinez Guzman and Madison Stevens
Mentored by Matt Kelley, Professor of Psychology