More than two dozen students from six universities around California gathered on campus for the 9th Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on April 29. The conference was hosted by the Communication Department and gave young scholars the opportunity to present their original research projects, hear from renowned communication scholar Dr. Howard Giles, get feedback on their projects from local university faculty, and engage in networking opportunities. This year, nine SCU students presented papers they wrote for courses in the Fall or Winter quarters.
"The conference is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in a community of scholars," said Katharine Heintz, a senior lecturer in communication and SCU's conference coordinator. "Students get practice presenting their work in front of an audience and participating in productive scholarly dialog. They get a chance to share their ideas with other students and with faculty from participating universities. It’s a really great experience."