Twenty-six undergraduate students and undergraduate student teams from the Culverhouse College of Business presented research they have been working on with their faculty mentors at The University of Alabama’s 2022 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Conference. URCA 2022, held at the Bryant Conference Center on April 4, is The University of Alabama’s event dedicated to showcasing research performed by its undergraduate students.
URCA 2022 attendees saw firsthand many examples of the outstanding contributions to research Culverhouse undergraduate students are making under the supervision of their Faculty Mentors. Several Culverhouse students received awards for their research. These students (and their awards) are:
- Max Bergstrom: 1st Place (tie), Business for SHARING Project: Food Rescue (Faculty Advisor: Emmett Lodree)
- Matthew Gaines: 1st Place (tie), Business for Beyond Average Health: Higher Moments of the Health Production Function (Faculty Advisor: Chris Whaley)
- Sawyer Weed, Mason Mulnix, and Jamar Strother: 2nd Place, Business for UA Experiential Learning Opportunities (Faculty Advisor: Chapman Greer)
- Erin Barksdale: 3rd Place (tie), Business for Working Capital in the Local Service Sector (Faculty Advisor: Craig Armstrong)
- Ryan Griffin, Jay Johnson, Mike Heller, and Jack Underwood: 3rd Place, Health Sciences for Effects of Statutory Nurse‐to‐Patient Staffing Requirements on Bed Availability, Access, and Cost (Faculty Advisor: Thomas English)
- John Winschel: 3rd Place, Virtual Presentations for Accessibility of Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms for US Health Facilities (Faculty Advisor: Dwight Lewis)
In addition, Culverhouse faculty members Marilyn Whitman and Tom English received Outstanding Mentorship of Undergraduate Students in Research Awards.
These individuals received their awards at the 2022 Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Conference Awards Luncheon on April 18.
Many of the Culverhouse students who presented research in URCA 2022 are also in the Culverhouse Faculty Scholars Program. This innovative program matches Culverhouse undergraduate students with faculty in the college who have similar research interests. Students who participate in this program serve as research apprentices to faculty mentors. The experience is tailored to the interests and backgrounds of the students and participating faculty members.
You can find information about the students who represented the Culverhouse College of Business at URCA 2022 and their research at the Culverhouse URCA website.