Culverhouse Undergrads Shine at 2023 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Conference


Culverhouse made a strong showing at UA’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) conference this year with an impressive list of 25 student teams, each consisting of dedicated and hardworking students and faculty mentors.

Culverhouse undergraduate students received well-deserved recognition at the URCA Awards Luncheon, with Taylor Cochran and Cooper Lawton being awarded first place in the Business category for their work on “How Should The University of Alabama Implement Community-Engaged Learning in its General Education Reform,” with Chapman Greer as their mentor. Second place in the Business category went to Ashley Hollingsworth, who worked on “Sweet Home Alabama: An Analysis of the Housing Market and Investment Opportunities in one of America’s Poorest States” with Bennie Waller as her mentor. And Audrey Kim took home the third-place prize in the Business category with “The Influence of International Sanctions on Capital Flows and the Stock Market,” advised by Gregory Bott.

These students have invested hours of hard work and dedication, with their mentors providing guidance and valuable learning opportunities. The projects have enabled the students to expand their knowledge of complex concepts and how to approach and solve large problems.

The teams and their projects are below.

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