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Information science students present undergraduate research

Posted November 26, 2018
By Rebekah Friedman, communications manager
Top photo: Dr. Elise Lewis with two of the three winners from Information Science Day — Stephanie Do and Charles Rodriquez.


The School of Library and Information Science hosted Information Science Day featuring research presentations by 14 undergraduate students.

The annual event, now in its fourth year, is open to students in all majors who are interested in issues involving information science and technology. The students write an abstract, create a research poster and present their work to judges who are currently working in the field.

This year’s posters covered topics ranging from anxiety in college students to attitudes about autonomous aircrafts. Several students also presented about their internship experiences.

At the conclusion of the event, winners were selected by the judges.

Kyle Lang, a management major and information science minor, took home the Undergraduate Research Award. Lang studied which personal qualities were deemed most important by Columbia-area hiring managers. He concluded that a traditional resume and strong interpersonal skills are still the best bet for job seekers hoping to impress. See his poster»

Information science majors Stephanie Do and Charles Rodriquez won Internship Experience Awards. Do shared about her time with Cocky’s Reading Express and Rodriquez about his internship with Fort Jackson as a systems management and integration officer. In addition to his internship poster, Rodriquez also presented a research poster titled “Main Themes of Misrepresented Science on Twitter.

Whether presenting on an internship or a research topic, each student who participated came away with valuable insights.

“I looked at whether people would trust fully automated aircraft,” said Arlington Johnson, an information science major with plans to become an airline pilot. “I found it interesting that most people would not trust automated passenger planes but more would trust automated cargo planes.”


View the Information Science Day posters by clicking on the links below.

Adia Caldwell
Political Polarization Leading to New Party Formation

Lilli Casey
Anxiety in College: Coping and Barriers

Cathy Depestre
Sexual Harassment Policy on Colleges and Universities Campuses

Stephanie Do
Internship Experience with Cocky’s Reading Express

Carla Fant
Independent Study in Quantitative Analysis: Using R

Arlington Johnson
Public Acceptance of Autonomous Air Carriers

Thomas Jones
The Effectiveness of Tangential Learning in Historical Conquest

Kyle Lang
What Personal Qualities do Columbia, SC Hiring Managers Find Most Important?

Kasey Mitchell
Interning at a Library; My Semester at SCCCBL

Charles Rodriquez
Identifying the Main Themes of Misrepresented Science Circulated on Twitter

Charles Rodriquez
Systems Management / Integrations Officer Internship

Grace Saunders
The Threat Posed on Americans by the Expansion of Chinese Agriculture

Jared Stephens
The Importance of Project Management

Logan Struthers
SCPLA Websites: Section 508 Compliance

Julia Williams
Do You Know How Google Ads Words Works?