Students participating in the Sophomore Research Seminars presented their work during a poster session in the Wold Center Monday.
Nearly 50 students displayed their work on a range of topics. Kristen Cusano ’14 focused on race and equality during the Civil War. Cusano said it took her most of the term to draft her 12-page research paper and accompanying poster.
Sam Gussack ’14 studied the movement to legalize marijuana. He examined the economic benefits, the cultural implications and perspectives on the legalization of pot.
“I really enjoyed the class,” Gussack said of Professor Joyce Madancy’s “Drugs and Cultures” class. “Different parts of the world communicate in a variety of ways when it comes to their viewpoints on drugs.” Gussack said he’d continue to monitor the debate on legalization, even though the work for the term is over.
In addition to Madancy’s “Drugs and Culture” class, sophomores could also choose “Disasters and Technology” with Professor Valerie Barr or “Race, Class and Gender in the American Civil War Era” with Professor Andrea Foroughi.