Social Science Scholars Book Launch Celebrates Student Research

April 26, 2019 - Liz Schondelmayer

On April 25, the College of Social Science and Social Science Scholars Program hosted a book launch for the third volume of “Social Science Scholars Research.”

Scholars have the unique opportunity to be published during their time in the program. Each Scholar picks a topic and, working individually or with a small group, completes an academic, peer-reviewed research article. Approved articles are included in the Scholars book, which is re-released yearly with new article submissions.

Research is a central aspect of the Scholars program, challenging students to write professional-level, academic research papers and rewarding them with the prospect of publication. To be published as undergrad is an extremely uncommon but impressive feat.

“It’s really exciting to see that other people are interested in the same kinds of things that you’re interested in and see how all the work you put in is actually going to impact the world,” said junior Scholar Nicole Jedding.

Junior Scholar Charlie Booher added, “I’m really excited to see this work come into fruition, and I’m really proud that it can be a part of the Social Science Scholars Collection.”

Chairperson of the Social Science Alumni Leadership Council, Jennifer Shimp, and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Joe Messina welcomed attendees and introduced the Scholars and their work. Four Scholars then gave short speeches about their research that is featured in this year’s volume. Other Scholars also displayed their research posters, allowing attendees to see the wide range of topics Scholars cover and the depth of work that goes into each project.

The event was the first of its kind but, given its success, will likely be repeated in the future.

The event was a part of the MSU College of Social Science’s 2nd Annual Social Science Week, which is a week-long celebration of the college’s students, faculty, and alumni full of events and networking opportunities.

You can purchase the third volume of “Social Science Scholars Research” on Amazon.