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Education undergraduates to present research at April 18 annual UI Research Symposium

by The College of Education / Apr 16, 2013

The College of Education will be well represented at this year's Campus Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on April 18 in the Illini Union. The event gives undergraduate students the opportunity to present the fruits of their research as well as scholarly and other creative endeavors—especially those undertaken with mentorship from faculty.

"The symposium participants mirror the campus in terms of the depth and breadth of scholarship on display," according to the Chancellor's Blog. "This year’s event will feature presentations from more than 100 departments and academic units representing all 10 undergraduate academic colleges. In one single event, research on tick-borne pathogens will sit alongside the influence of domestic sarcasm."

The following entries will be presented by students from the College of Education. They include 16 oral presentations and six poster presentations in the following subject areas:

Oral Presentations

The Importance of Culture, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Room 209 Illini Union)
How do Culture Differences Affect Negotiation?
Gloria Tang Kuai Fan, junior, Elementary Education

Chinese Education Patterns-Part I, 11:00 a.m. to noon (Room 211 Illini Union)
Teacher Preparation: A Comparison of Teacher Education and Development in China and the United States
Riley Wharton, junior, Elementary Education
Mary Johnson, junior, Elementary Education

Gaokao: China's National College Entrance Examination and Chinese Students' Perspective
Megan Lee, junior, Elementary Education
Kristin Wang, senior, Early Childhood Education

English Language Education in Chinese Schools
Kayla Bell, senior, Elementary Education
Cheryl Deguzman, senior, Elementary Education

Physical Education in China's Education System
Michelle Boston, junior, Elementary Education

Chinese Education Patterns-Part II, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Room 217 Illini Union)
China Education System
Crystal Stevens, junior, Elementary Education
Jenna Kendah, sophomore, Elementary Education

Comparing Differentiation in the United States and China Education Systems
Alyssa Sturgeon, junior, Elementary Education
Abbe Wienckowski, junior, Elementary Education

China's Use of Technology in the Classroom
Kirsten Nold, junior, Elementary Education
Jennifer Pavel, junior, Elementary Education

A Comparative Analysis of Special Education in China and the United States
Kelly Hahn, junior, Early Childhood Education
Lexi Oreluk, senior, Special Education

Poster Presentations

9:00-10:15 a.m. (South Lounge, Illini Union)
Relationship between PPE and school location; between PPE and student characteristics
Heather Graham, senior, Elementary Education

Analysis and Comparison of Bilingual Programs in Illinois
Melissa Boyce, freshman, Elementary Education

Behavior Management in Illinois
Kelly Kopija, junior, Elementary Education

Greater Academic Achievement in Chicago Charter Schools?
Jazmin Landa, freshman, Elementary Education

10:45 a.m.-noon (Illini Room C, Illini Union)
Erin Ross, junior, Special Education

3:15-4:30 p.m. (Illini Room A, Illini Union)
The Preferences of Difference Cultures among U of I students
Wei Xing, junior, Early Childhood Education