Political Science majors work closely with faculty members to complete independent research projects. They regularly present their research at Heidelberg’s annual student research conference. Some have also presented at Walsh University’s annual political science conference (in North Canton, OH) and at the Ohio Economics and Political Science Association Annual Meetings, on several occasions winning cash prizes in the undergraduate research paper competition. Students have presented with their faculty advisor at the International Studies Association Midwest Conference in St. Louis, MO, a major professional conference, as well as submitted and published in an undergraduate research journal.
Political Science Presentations at Heidelberg’s Annual Student Research Conference
February 16, 2010
- Tera Cox – “Constantinople -- A Highlight”
- Erik Davis – “America’s Private Army” and “The Curious Case of Republican Leaning Independents”
- Drew Figley – “Ancient Islamic Medicine: Miraculously Modern”
- Tiffani Gaerke – “Islamic Contributions in the Field of Mathematics”
- Travis McClarney – “A Political Analysis of Adolescent Voting with the Influence of Parental Partisanship”
- Mark Maruszak – “U.S. Hypocrisy”
- Carlee Mefferd, Dustin Kuess, James Lewis, Reno Bernardo – “South Park: Edgy Political Satire”
- Krista Mizenko – “Iran: Deal or No Deal”
- Colleen Murrett – “The Tip of the Iceberg: Canadian Relations in Emerging Arctic Issues”
- John Roberts – “The Evolution of an Alliance”
- Nick Panos – “Can’t Stop Them: An Examination of U.S. Foreign Policy on Drugs”
- Seth Robertson – “Personal, Efficient, Insight: The Oxford Tutorial System”
- Ali Sayre – “A Changing Landscape: A Crossroad for Afghanistan”
- Regan Thomas – “Sudan: A State Divided”
- Isabel Von Griesheim – “Honduras: Between Constitutional Battle and Military Coup”
February 19, 2009
- Stephen Boyles - "Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe: An Unyielding Leader and Struggling Country"
- Matthew Cotman - "Oasis in the Sands: The United Arab Emirates"
- Matthew Curley - "The Canadian Hockey Identity"
- Emily Dages - "Who We Are: the Political Use of American Identity"
- Dane Holmes - "Energy: A Look at the State of Global Energy"
- Sean Hutson - "Venezuela, Oil and the Future of Democracy"
- Keenan Jones - "The Right to Have Rights"
- Cory Martinson - "Watching Molasses Drip from a Jar: The Slow Path of Progress in Iraq"
- Sean Moore - "Analysis of Violence in Sudan, Somalia, and the Congo"
- Ray Oulette - "What NATO Did Wrong?"
- Seth Robertson - "Once in a Lifetime: The Inauguration of Barack Obama"
- Samantha Wairimu - "Martyrs or Murderers? Heroines or Damaged Goods? Inside the World of the Female Suicide Bomber"