Students selected to present research at Posters at St. Paul

Five Metropolitan State students have been selected to participate in Posters at St. Paul, an opportunity for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors to present their research to state government leaders.

All Minnesota State Legislatures have been invited to attend this event so they would have a clear understanding of the impact of undergraduate research on student development, the state of Minnesota and the broader global community.

Sarah Andrewson presents “The Radioactive Nature Reserve: Exploring the Ecological Impact of the Chernobyl Disaster,” with Carolyn Whitson, professor, Literature and Language Department.

Jessica Barthel presents “Importance of Improving Employee Retention,” with Jennifer Schultz, associate professor, human resources management.

Annie Burkhart presents “What it Means to be “Under the Sea”: Examining Body as Identity in a Metaphorical Transgender Narrative and the Damages of Accepting Binary Interpretations of Gender in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and Disney’s The Little Mermaid, with Carolyn Whitson, professor, Literature and Language Department.

Joseph Klein presents “Full Disk, Mobile Message Encryption,” with Faisal Kaleem, associate professor, Information and Computer Sciences Department. 

Michael Shyne presents “Comparison of Non-Parametric and Parametric Methods for Testing Changes in Likert-type Scale Assessments,” with Katherine Johnson, assistant professor, Mathematics Department. 

The 3rd Annual Posters at St. Paul is 2–4 p.m., Thursday, March 17 at the Veterans Service Building, 12th Street West, Saint Paul, fifth floor conference room B.