Sociology Undergraduate Students Present at UNT Scholars Day!

The Sociology Department had a resounding presence this year at the UNT University Scholars Day where 22 undergraduate students presented at the research competition. Sponsored by the UNT Honors College, but open to all UNT students who are earning bachelor's degrees, Scholars Day gives students a chance to present their research in the same way that faculty members and other professionals present their research at conferences, either through display of research posters or by giving oral research paper presentations.

This year's Scholars Day took place from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on April 17. Students were judged for their paper and poster presentations, and first-, second- and third-place cash prizes were awarded for both papers and posters. The Sociology students were led by the mentorship of Sociology faculty member, Dr. Michael Thompson and doctoral students, Michael Nino & Ozgur Solakoglu.

Non-traditional Family Structures and Sexual Offending: Evidence from the New Family Structures Study Katie Beach Madison Jackson

Educated but not Insured? Assessing Government Programs for College HealthAmanda Conner Precious Femi-Ogunyemi Zachery Olen

Everyday Low Prices Jonathan Miles Derek Bell Charles Neagle

Love or Separation at First Sight? The Effects of Location on Happiness withinRelationship Quality Maria Nguyen

Limitations of Assessment-Driven Learning: Instructor Agency and Constraints Dylan Oliver Jonathan Machina

Do You Really Believe in That? The Effect Religion has on Personal Sexual Behaviors Shelby Beasley Briana Crowe

A Dying Crisis: Examining the Relationship Between STDs, Sexual Abuse, and Suicide. Nohemi Ponce 

Parenting Styles vs. Mass Media: What Has a Bigger Impact on a Childs Behavior? Taylor Hayes Shelby Davis Alyssa Palmer 

The Aftermath of Coming Out: Coping with a Homosexual Identity Desiree Forsythe Jessica Johnson

How Divorce Correlates to Students’ Decision Making Jackie Miller Brandon Johnson Isabel Mendoza