Psychology faculty hosts student research symposium


Students presented posters and gave oral presentations of their completed projects on Nov. 10 in the AB Leadership room. Photo by Madeline Raineri.


Lindenwood’s psychology faculty hosted a symposium Nov. 10 to showcase and present undergraduate student research.

The symposium was held on the fourth floor of the Spellmann Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Students presented posters and delivered oral presentations on a wide variety of topics. 

“It’s great for first exposure in presenting and professional development,” said senior psychology major Julia Thorne. “You’re presenting to students, faculty, alum and you can gain really valuable feedback.” 

Topic presentations included research proposals, literature reviews or applied experiences in a professional conference format and are sponsored by different faculty members. 

“This symposium is between the two campuses, which is great because you can network with students from Belleville,” Thorne said. “The campuses tend to be focused on one topic, so when you get to meet with the Belleville students, it offers new perspectives on research.” 

Most students have been working on their research over the past semester, but senior Krystia Grembocki said she has been working on her research for more than a year. 

“Dr. Afful and I are doing research on interracial relationships,” Grembocki said. “The reason it has been over the last year is we have actually conducted two studies. This is like a practice run for me because I will be presenting my research in an international conference in Paris next spring.” 

The symposium also included roundtable discussions, entertainment from Lindenwood’s faculty band, Borrowed Notes, and an awards ceremony for the research. 

EDIT: The story originally said that the social sciences program hosted the event, but it has been updated to correctly say that the psychology faculty hosted the event.