McDaniel College students present research at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference
Students represented McDaniel College at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference, “Leadership in a Time of Change,” held at Harford Community College, Feb. 28-29.
Two McDaniel College students presented their research at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference held at Harford Community College, Feb. 28-29. The theme of the conference was “Leadership in a Time of Change.”
McDaniel College students Courtney Rosenstiehl, a senior Political Science and French major from Turnersville, N.J., and Lan Mai, a sophomore Physics major from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam were among three McDaniel Honors Program students selected to present at the conference. Presentation topics were inspired by student’s interests and concentration.
The topics came from research projects the students completed at McDaniel, according to Erin Watley, assistant professor of Communication & Cinema Department and assistant director of the Honors Program at McDaniel.
Rosenstiehl based her presentation called “Not Quite 'The End of History': An Examination of European Populism and its Threat to the European Union” on her senior capstone, Watley said.
"Courtney gave a presentation of a portion of her capstone work that was equally informative and it was engaging. She handled feedback from the audience with thoughtfulness and clarity,” Watley said.
Mai’s poster presentation titled “Construction of the k-Fibonacci Fractals" was anchored in summer research he conducted with Ben Steinhurst, associate professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at McDaniel.
"It was evident that Lan really knew his way around the complex ideas related to fractals,” Watley said. “He fielded questions from passersby, with and without math backgrounds, with great confidence and ease."
Established in 1986, the Honors Program at McDaniel offers academic enrichment to students in the program who became part of a community of scholars. Admission is highly selective and is based on students' academic records, test scores and leadership potential.