Twenty-nine SMC students, the most ever, participated in this year’s symposium. In addition, three SMC students received awards for their presentations during this year’s symposium.
Seniors Kahleag Terry and Drake Taber received the poster presentation business & marketing award for their presentation on “Spartanburg Methodist College: Evaluation of Classroom Space Efficiency.” Their research investigated how the college could use classroom space and online classes more efficiently to accommodate increasing needs.
SMC senior Livingston Hawkins III earned the poster presentation for history & women’s studies award for his presentation on “The Loves & Controversies of Wallada bint al-Mustakfi.” Hawkins looked at how the poet’s work met and deviated from the norms of Islamic Spain during the Middle Ages.
In addition to the prize winners, 26 other SMC students participated in the symposium alongside students from numerous other area colleges.
The S.C. Upstate Research Symposium, hosted by USC-Upstate, is a full-day academic conference that provides a forum for faculty and students to interact and discuss their research, scholarly, and creative endeavors. In addition, it gives students a chance to experience a professional conference and interact with community and business leaders.