Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2001-03-08

Thirty-one Samford University students will take the results of months of research and preparation to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., March 14-18.

The students were selected to participate through a review process in which they competed with students nationwide for available spots on the program.

Research topics range from why people invest, researched by a student who is a business major and psychology minor, to the health care needs of Mexican migrant workers in Alabama, studied by a nursing major who is a Spanish minor.

The students will present their papers before an audience of academic peers. Disciplines represented include various subjects in the arts and sciences, business, education and nursing.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.