Economics Undergraduates Present Research at the 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 

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Robert Boyd (left) and his poster on "Automation's Immediate Impact on Employment." Sam Chen (right) presented earlier that day.

On Friday, May 18th, over 1,200 students gathered to participate in the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. This annual symposium gives students a chance to present their research to a larger audience, and provides a forum for students and faculty to discuss cutting edge research.

Fourteen Economics undergraduate students participated. Each student or student group gave an oral presentation, or a poster presentation of their research project. Students were guided by a faculty mentor, either from the Economics Department, or, in the case of double majors, by a faculty member for another department. The economics Honors students were well represented, and took the opportunity to showcase their Honors theses. 

This was a wonderful experience for our undergraduates, and also a chance for the department to promote the sophisticated level of research that the Economics undergraduates undertake. Students who are interested in participating in next year’s Research Symposium can find more information here.