Michelle Reissig ’17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.
Professor Rena Zito and Elon student Colleen Fitzpatrick '17 presented their research at the North Carolina Sociological Association conference
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This semester's edition marks the 14th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.
Peter Jakes '17, Professor Jeff Clark, Assistant Professor Aaron Trocki, and A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey gave presentations at MathFest in Columbus, OH, on Aug. 3-6, 2016.
Nicole Razor '16, a member of the Elon women's basketball team, and Exercise Science Professor Eric Hall looked into how an athlete's perception of pain before an injury factored into how they experienced pain when injured.
The conference hosted July 24-25 by Elon University's Center for Engaged Learning featured keynote addresses from George Kuh and W. Brad Johnson and ongoing collaborative research from 26 institutions.
This year's 53 students participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences program presented mid-summer progress in their work on July 22.
Eric Hall, Paul Miller, Tim Peeples and Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler presented at the CUR Biennial June conference held at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Miller's appointment was announced May 31, 2016, by Provost Steven House.
Elon University students and professors shared research findings and creative work Tuesday at the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, a day set aside each spring for the campus community to recognize scholarship and faculty mentoring relationships.
The university’s top award for undergraduate scholars comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.
This week, Elon students are involved in activities to mark CELEBRATE! 2016, a celebration of achievements in academics and creative endeavors.
Nicole Miller ’16, Tara Wirth ’16, Xernay Aniwar ’17, Leena Dahal ’17 and MaryClaire Schulz ’17 shared their research projects at the largest undergraduate interdisciplinary conference in the country.
Elon senior Claire Lockard used the Lumen Prize, the university’s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to reconceptualize what is meant by "identity" and reimagine the possibilities for diversity on college campuses.
Elon University Lumen Scholar Michelle Alfini visited Rio de Janeiro to analyze the media’s lacking coverage of human rights violations prior to this year’s Olympic Games and fill the void in coverage through her website, RightingRio.com.
Senior biochemistry major Michelle Landahl wanted a summer research project to help answer longtime questions about particular types of cellular proteins. Things didn’t work out as planned.
Research by Elon University senior Michael Keenan finds that household businesses in Indonesia are more likely to cope with natural disasters and disease when they have access to banks that provide savings and loans.
As Miles Williams ’15 co-captained the Elon Phoenix football team over the past year, he was also conducting undergraduate research just a few miles away on the way hip hop music might help African-American children develop self-confidence and a sense of self.
Peter Jakes '17, Michael Keenan '16, Sara Rodgers '16, Jesi Weed '16, Professor Jeff Clark, Professor Crista Arangala, and A.L. Hook Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle from Jan. 6-9, 2016.
Honors Fellow and Lumen Scholar Peter Jakes '17, alumna Robin French '15, associate professor Alan Russell and A.L. Hook assistant professor Chad Awtrey published a research paper in the inaugural issue of the Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics.
Personal experience has driven Elon University senior Kayla Harvey to study the way collegiate varsity student-athletes recover from the type of head injuries that each year affect millions of Americans.
Elon senior Helen Meskhidze, a recent finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, is using the university’s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement to help astrophysicists study galaxies that create stars at rates far greater than average.
The special issue of 'Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring' contains five research articles.
A total of 20 students and faculty attended, and six students presented, at the 11th Annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro on Nov. 7, 2015.
Elon University's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience helped senior Shelby Lewis create an academic project that examines the lives of people described in the Old Testament Book of Ruth.
Supported by a grant from the Diversity Infusion Project through Elon's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, three seniors and three professors are trying to answer why women show less interest in taking philosophy courses or pursuing philosophy as a major.
Elon University senior Christian Seitz received a 2015 Amgen Scholarship to research the 3D structure of molecular bases within the human nose that allows humans to detect scent.
Research by Elon University senior Cecily Basquin points to shortcomings in the way law enforcement gather eyewitness information from non-native English speakers, and she hopes her work – already being shared at international conferences – will lead to improvements in the criminal justice system.
A research team consisting of Jesi Weed '16, Sara Rodgers '16, Nicole Soltz '17, Assistant Professor Kristen Mazur, and A.L. Hook Professor in Science & Mathematics Chad Awtrey published an article in the most recent issue of an international mathematics journal.
Elon scholars are making an impact in our world through groundbreaking research on campus and around the globe. The annual President's Report profiles inspiring faculty and student researchers who are striving to build a brighter future.
Christian Kowalski and Miranda Romano participated in the 2015 Naylor Workshop on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies at York College.
Elon University, Davidson College and Furman University collaborated this month to host an undergraduate research forum featuring student projects that sought answers to several public health questions and concerns.
The Elon Honors Program graduate presented research at the Pekan International Education Confernce in Malyasia on the value students place on writing in the 21st century.
Elon leaders announced Monday that the associate professor of biology has been selected the next Japheth E. Rawls Professor for Undergraduate Research in Science.
Dozens of professors representing 20 colleges and universities returned to campus July 26-31 for the second year of a three-year research seminar hosted by Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning.
Students participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences program spent eight weeks on campus collaborating with faculty on a variety of projects.
Elon University senior Rachel Mehaffey used the university's top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievements to study the way dancers interpret what they are asked to perform on stage and in the classroom.
Using economic data from China, an Elon University senior found that tourism helps reduce poverty for many residents in developing countries, though some people are helped more than others.
An Elon University music theatre major and Elon College Fellow interviewed residents of a local retirement community for stories shared in an original production.
An Elon University senior independent major in neuroscience made a surprising discovery when she tracked brain activity in dancers being shown how to perform a new task.
Elon University students and professors shared research findings and creative work Tuesday at the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, a day set aside each spring for the campus community to celebrate scholarship and faculty mentoring relationships.
A cinema & television arts major conducted ethnographic interviews as part of ongoing research on the future of the Internet.
Though parents of preschoolers focus more of their efforts on teaching children how to read, two Elon University seniors found that you don’t have to be a wizard with numbers to create in young people a love for math and science.
Hundreds of Elon students will be involved in activities during CELEBRATE! 2015, a celebration of achievements in academics and creative endeavors that culminates with the university's second annual extravaganza of the arts & sciences.
Elon Lumen Scholar Helen Meskhidze '16 and Associate Professor Anthony Crider each presented at a regional meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers at Wake Forest University from March 27-28.
Research by Elon University senior Kate Smith-Lin finds that citizens of Indonesia don’t necessarily save more money after a bank opens in rural areas, but they do change the way they save, making it easier to protect their families in times of crisis.
A total of six math majors and faculty presented at the annual conference of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America in Wilmington, N.C., on March 13-14, 2015.
An airport security project managed by Associate Professor Scott Wolter and two students was showcased on March 15, 2015, in one of North Carolina's largest daily newspapers.
The communications professor and strategic communications major shared their joint research paper, “Tweeps as sources: A comparison of legacy and new news outlets,” at a March 6-7 conference held at the University of Oklahoma.
The associate professor of education and two inquiry mentee Teaching Fellows shared their research at the council's 2015 conference in Pinehurst, N.C.
Elon University’s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement assisted senior Omolayo Ojo in her efforts to share why people from Senegal move to the United States, and what effect those moves have on families left behind.
Brianna Duff used the university's top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement to combine her love of physics and writing into a story driven by scientific principles.
Robin French '15 and Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings from Jan. 10-13, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas.
Recent graduates Chris Shill '14 and Erin Strosnider '14 each co-authored an article with Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics based on research conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year.
During a Dec. 4 on-campus poster session, Elon University’s first-year Communications Fellows discussed their research regarding human relationships and interactions.
Senior Thomas Lampl has used the university’s highest honor for undergraduate research and creative achievement to study a laboratory model that may help future doctors better understand the human body’s reaction to sepsis.
An annual program for top scholars in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, featured a panel discussion on Dec. 1, 2014, led by an accomplished alumnus now earning his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The national Council on Undergraduate Research ranks Elon among the nation's top 57 colleges and universities "leading the way" in student participation.
Two students and one faculty member spoke at the Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, which was held Nov. 8-9, 2014, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
A total of 10 Elon students attended the 10th Annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.
The purpose of this study is to identify differences in eating patterns of undergraduate students based on their residential environment.
President Leo M. Lambert has issued his annual report detailing impressive research being done by Elon faculty and students.
Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation.
More than 1,500 first-year and transfer students arrived on campus Friday set on learning about social and economic issues impacting their world while finding ways to improve the lives of others.
Three students and two faculty members presented at MathFest 2014, the national conference of the Mathematical Association of America, in Portland, Oregon, on August 6-9, 2014.