More Than 30 Students Present During ‘Safe Spaces’ Research Conference at Lincoln University

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Five students took home honors at the seventh annual Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference on April 8 in the Ivory V. Nelson Center for the Sciences at Lincoln University.  

Thirty-seven students presented from three institutions: Lincoln University, University of Delaware, and Delaware State University. The 27 Lincoln students that presented are part of the Senior Seminar course, a capstone research experience that melds the students past coursework in statistics, survey methods, and research writing into one course that culminates in presenting their research.


Five students took home top honors at the seventh annual Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference on April 8 in the Ivory V. Nelson Center for the Sciences at Lincoln University. Winners (from left): Chelsea Abediyi and Keddy Rwara from the University of Delaware and Kojo Frimpong, Makeda White, and Ashley Juma from Lincoln University.

Conference honorees were:

Chelsea Abediyi, University of Delaware – 3rd Place Winner Panel Presentation

Presentation Title: Exploring the Cultural Beliefs and Young Child Feeding Practices of African Immigrant Women 

Keddy Rwara, University of Delaware – 1st Place Winner Poster Presentation

Poster Title: Effects of Ergonomics in the Workplace: A Case Study 

Kojo Frimpong, Lincoln University – 2nd Place Winner Poster Presentation

Poster Title: Improving Medical Transportation Services for Better Patient Outcomes 

Makeda White, Lincoln University – 1st Place Winner Panel Presentation

Presentation Title: Generational Wealth Gap between Races 

Ashley Juma, Lincoln University – 2nd Place Winner Panel Presentation

Presentation Title: An analysis of Homelessness in Maryland and New York

This year’s theme was “Black Lives Matter: The Role of Research in Creating Safe Spaces for Thriving.”

Lincoln University’s James R. Jones, assistant professor in criminal justice, served as the conference chairman. The conference featured keynote speaker Olúgbémiga “Olú” T. Ekúndayò who serves as associate professor and research director at Eastern Washington University. CeLillianne Green served as the guest poet.

Faculty and friends from Arcadia and Cheyney Universities also attended to support the student presenters. 

The mission of the Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference (USRC) is to facilitate students’ understanding of our constantly changing world and improve their methods of communicating with each other and telling their stories—historical, social, political, environmental, economic, and spiritual—in a myriad of ways.

View the complete list of presenters

Article by Shelley Mix, Office of Communications & Public Relations