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USC Aiken Students Showcase Research During Scholar Showcase on April 14

Aiken, SC (04/12/2023) — From exploration into how color affects the prevalence of infectious disease and access to health care, to how nation states leverage cyber operations to even the playing field - more than 100 USC Aiken students will present unique research findings during the university's Scholar Showcase on Friday, April 14.

The day will include student poster sessions from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Gym, and Honors Program oral presentations from 3-5 p.m. in Student Activities Center Mezzanine.

"Working side-by-side with faculty mentors, students have the incredible opportunity to contribute new knowledge in their field while gaining professional experiences that translate directly into the skill set employers are looking for," said Dr. Daren Timmons, USC Aiken Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Honors Program talks include:

  • 3:00-3:15 Pre-existing conditions of color: Infectious disease and access to healthcare in SC WWII Era, Sophie Meredith mentored by Dr. Andy Dyer.
  • 3:15-3:30 Nursing instructor knowledge and teachings regarding antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship, Rebekah Jollie mentored by Dr. Mary Gaffney.
  • 3:30-3:45 Effects of nursing incivility and lateral violence in the clinical setting on nursing students' self-esteem, Anissa Baksh mentored by Dr. Mary Gaffney.
  • 3:45-4:00 Introducing isotope discovery, Joseph Johnson mentored by Bill Wabbersen.
  • 4:10-4:25 A reading of "To Bethesda," Hunter Daniels mentored by Dr. Drew Geyer.
  • 4:25-4:40 The influence of vaccine literacy on college aged students' acceptance of Covid-19 vaccines, Ashlyn Sweat mentored by Dr. Mary Gaffney.
  • 4:40-4:55 Perceptions and practice of arts education in early childhood, Chloe Towne mentored by Dr. Tim Lintner.

The event is sponsored by 1983 USC Aiken alumna Celeste Suggs.

If you are interested in covering this event, please RSVP to Christen Engel at (706) 495-2980 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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