Please Join Us for the 2016 Excel! Summer Research Symposium!

The Excel! Research Scholars Program, in the Grants & Research Office at the University of St. Thomas, is pleased to invite you to the 9th Annual Excel! Research Scholars Program Summer Symposium.

Date: July 28, 2016 (Thursday)

Location: 3M Auditorium (Owen Science Bldg. South Campus)

Time: 10:00a.m.

Research topics presented are as follows:

  • Divine Zheng will challenge the textbooks used to teach the Civil Rights Movement throughout the nation sharing analyzing data from the Southern Poverty Law Center. How effective and successful are they?
  • Jonathan Santos examines internet memes and racialization.
  • Nykeesha Greer explores the significant disparities in funding support between white owned businesses and minority business enterprises (MBEs).
  • Hannah Drazenovich’s research focus on gene and drug delivery. The title of her research is Determination of binding constants, structural dynamics, and binding location of glycosaminoglycans and cell-penetrating compounds.
  • Kha Lor examined the Predictors of PTSD and Quality of Life in veterans. This summer she performed her research at the Brain Science Center located in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis.
  • Liz DeNio will present on the Influence of Social Media Selfie Feedback on Self-Objectification and Self-Esteem particularly as it relates to young women.

All are welcome to attend the symposium. A 30 minute intermission with a light lunch will be provided after the fourth presenter.

Please contact Cynthia Fraction, Director at or 651-962-5960 if you have any questions. 

GRO Staff Contact

Cynthia J. Fraction, M.A.
Aquinas Hall 322