KENNESAW, Georgia (April 19, 2022) — Kennesaw State University’s Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting its Spring Symposium of Student Scholars today, April 19, a half-day, college-wide conference. university at which undergraduate and graduate researchers present their projects. The hybrid event will take place in person on the Kennesaw campus, online via Microsoft Teams, and as pre-recorded videos posted online in Digital Commons. Click here for more information on the symposium schedule and program.
This live blog, updated throughout the day, provides insight into the variety of disciplines represented and research journeys undertaken by KSU undergraduate and graduate students.
– Meagan Lowney, Renee Hudson, Dreanna Simmons
James Blakeley (photo on the left) and Vi Tran (pictured right) investigate the developmental benefits of supplemental instruction for future educators at all levels of education. “In this work, we address the broader transferable skills provided by supplemental instruction, present several opportunities to develop the discipline-specific skills provided by supplemental instruction, and hold a conference with educators on the direct implementation of these skills in their classrooms,” they explained.
Tran, an undergraduate student in elementary education, and Blakely, a graduate student in the Master of Arts and Professional Writing program, are grateful for the opportunity for interdisciplinary research.
“We believe our research provides a valuable introduction to the importance of supplemental instruction in the broader educational realm,” they said. “Ideally, this research will spur the expansion of these programs at the college level and inspire more education students to seek employment before employment as supplemental instructors.”