Research Symposium

The research projects presented at the symposium covered a range of academic disciplines from all six undergraduate schools.

The 11th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was held from Friday, March 22 to Saturday, March 23 in University Hall.

The events included an arts showcase, poster sessions and opportunities for students to present their projects. The research shown came from a range of academic disciplines that covered all six undergraduate schools. Many students were invited to present their findings. Last year, over 300 undergraduates participated in the symposium, according to the LMU website.

"There's so many different kinds of research here," said Riley O'Keefe, a senior marketing major who presented her research at the symposium. "It's been super interesting to see people be able to pursue their passion projects."

Many students who presented have been working on their research, with mentorship from LMU professors, for long periods of time. O'Keefe said she worked on her research on diversity in advertisement since June of 2018.

Allison Sarbaum, a senior health and human sciences major, introduced her work involving leg injuries in sports. Wanting to get data from players actually on the field, Sarbaum conducted her research on LMU soccer players.

"I've been working on my research since the beginning of the semester," Sarbaum said. "So it's been a really good experience presenting my information for the first time."

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