Sunday 21st April 2024


More than 130 students shared their academic, creative and professional work December 4 at the 2023 Missouri Valley College Student Research Symposium. This was the first symposium to be highlighted by the presentation of four $500 academic scholarships to the Excellence in Student Research winners.

“The Symposium was outstanding,” said President Joe Parisi. “Kudos to not only our winners but all the students who worked so hard. And I also appreciate the 25 faculty and staff volunteers who made it happen.”

Fall 2023 Student Research Symposium award winners included:

-Best Poster: Felipe Souza and Raphael Battini for “Sensory Rooms.”

-Best Presentation: Sage Carter “Irish Astronomy: Analyzing the Ancient Irish Passage Tombs.”

-Best Creative Work: Shane Rodriguez “Logo Branding Process.”

-Graduate Capstone: Alexis Livingston “Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Utilizing the Anion Gap for Treatment.”

Honorable mentions in the poster category were awarded to Georgi Vlahov for “Ebola”; and Ashton Doran for “Investigating HIV/AIDS”; honorable mentions in best presentation went to: Valentine Laser for “Sports-Related Injuries and their Effects” and Lorenzo Celiento for “What’s in the Matrix:’ Honorable mentions in Best Creative Work went to DelRei Morris for “Who Are You, Truly?” and Chane Higgo for “Formula 1 Stickers.”

The Student Research Symposium is sponsored by the Missouri Valley College Office of Academic Affairs, the MVC Office of the President, Alpha Chi, the School of Business and Technology, the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Education and Social Sciences, the Honors College, the MACC Program, the School of Science and Agriculture, MVC Libraries, and the School of Nursing and Health Science.

The spring 2023 Student Research Symposium is set for April 29.

Photo courtesy of MVC