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Political Science Hosts 5th Annual William Moore Student Research Conference

Posted by: wichmannkm | April 22, 2015 | No Comment |


The fifth annual William V. Moore Student Research Conference took place on Friday, April 10 in the College of Charleston’s Stern Student Center. This year, 42 students  presented research on a variety of political science and public policy topics. Students represented a variety of majors including political science, international studies, public health, biology, religious studies, English, business, and arts management.

Sam Johnson, special assistant to the mayor of Columbia, S.C., delivered the keynote address. After attending several presentations, Mr. Johnson noted that the presenters were the “cream of the crop” and “the future of not only Charleston, but for this country.”

Best presentation and paper prizes were awarded. The award winners included:

Frank Martin – 1st place for his presentation “Locked, Loaded, & Legislating: Gun Owners in Congress”

Carl Maass – 2nd place for his presentation “Education Reform and the CCSSI:  A Perennial Debate”

Davis Evans – 1st place for his paper “Rape and Police Distrust of Victims”

Olivia Cohen – 2nd place for her paper “Habits, Attitudes, and Awareness: Solid Waste Management in Cape Coast, Ghana”

This annual conference is held in honor of Professor Bill Moore and reflects his passionate commitment to undergraduate education and improving political discourse and educational and economic opportunities for all South Carolinians. This year’s conference co-directors were Professor Phil Jos and Professor Mark Long.  The conference is generously funded through the William V. Moore memorial fund.  If you would like to contribute to the fund please contact Peggy Cieslikowski at 843-953-0781.

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