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CASE 2020 Symposium

The Creative and Scholarly Endeavors (CASE) program is a competitive, unique opportunity for current Elmhurst University students to engage in scholarly or creative projects with the close guidance of faculty mentors.

CASE programming culminates in the CASE Symposium, where students present their projects.

All CASE participants submit an abstract describing their respective projects to Investigations, the University’s undergraduate journal for student research, and provide a product to Constellations, which the University’s institutional repository.

There are two levels for CASE participants:

  • The CASE Summer Fellows level is for rising juniors and seniors. As part of a competitive application process, CASE Fellows articulate a research question, identify a research methodology, and partner with a faculty mentor. During the eight-week CASE programming, then, with the mentorship of a faculty mentor, CASE Fellows conduct research, analyze and interpret data, and strategize about sharing their research with Elmhurst University and the community-at-large.
  • The CASE First-Year Scholars level is for rising sophomores. As part of a competitive application process, CASE First-Year Scholars explain their research interests, reflect on their educational goals and progress, and describe how participating in CASE helps accomplish their educational and career aspirations. CASE First-Year Scholars invest at least 100 hours working on a scholarly or creative project directed by a faculty mentor.

2020 CASE Summer Fellow Presentations

Note: Most presentations are in PowerPoint format and are best viewed on a desktop or laptop. On desktop/laptop, they will download when you click on the title. These presentations include audio explanation from the presenter(s).

2020 CASE First-Year Scholar Presentations

Note: Most presentations are in PowerPoint format and are best viewed on a desktop or laptop. On desktop/laptop, they will download when you click on the title. These presentations include audio explanation from the presenter(s).

Andrew Martinez and Nujaimah Kholwadia
“Tracking the #Plandemic Video”
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Carrie Coward Bucher and Dr. David Brown

 

Gabriel Galindo
“Prisoners of the State of Mind: Remembering Los Topos in Contemporary Spanish Cinema”
Related Essay (PDF)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Beatriz Gómez Acuña

 

Francisco Gómez
“Restoring the Light: Restitution and Remembrance of Educators of the Second Republic in Contemporary Film”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Beatriz Gómez Acuña

Zaharina Jimenez and Marina Orrico
“Impact of State Coronavirus Policy on OnlyFans Content Creators’ Subscription Prices”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joshua VanArsdall

 

Farah Qureshi and Bailey Hoenig
“Detergent Use in the Real World: The Environmental, Economic, and Daily Impacts”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Colleen Munro-Leighton

 

Kaitlin Krivak and Carlos Romero
“On the Colour of Fountain Pen Inks”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alvaro Castillo

 

Mikayla Vicente and Hailey Nicholas
“Service Learning as Implicit Bias Training in the Composition Classroom”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika McCombs

 

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