Undergraduate research and professional mentoring are key emphases of Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS). Five HCAS students were recently chosen to present their faculty-mentored research at 2021 Southern Conference (SoCon) Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Conference at Wofford College Oct. 29-30.
Georgia Buchanan, Merritt Cahoon, George (Whitman) Kent, Chloe Pappa, Aubrie Strange and Sarah Thomas will join 150 students, faculty and staff from all 10 SoCon institutions for the two-day event featuring research projects in the arts, humanities, and STEM disciplines.
Communication and media student Georgia Buchanan (mentor Julie Hedgepeth Williams) will present “A Story is Born: A study on the historical relationship between American Television and the pregnancy narrative.”
Communication and media student Aubrie Strange (mentor Clay Carey) will present “Acknowledging the Accent: Broadcast news speech style and its effect on personal confidence in natural manner of speech."