Kelsi Quick, of Loganville, wins a Global Engagement Award for research at GSU

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ATLANTA, GA (05/18/2020)– Kelsi Quick, a Political Science major from Loganville (30052), won first place for Global Engagement during the virtual 2020 Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference.

The 14th annual Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference, known as GSURC, drew more than 180 student presentations despite moving to a virtual format in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GSURC allows undergraduates of all majors and from all Georgia State and Perimeter campuses to showcase their work as scientific posters, oral presentations, artistic and film displays, and musical performances. Faculty judges evaluate and score each project to determine award winners based on presentation type and category. This year, because the event could not take place live, students were allowed to record and upload their performances to a special website.

Global Engagement is a new award, sponsored by the Office of International Initiatives, that recognizes outstanding presentations on research or creative work addressing global or international issues.

Quick’s presentation was titled “Double Standards? Approval Ratings of Male and Female Prime Ministers During National Security Crises” and also won a Sustainability Award. Her faculty sponsor was Ryan Carlin, professor of political science.

Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds.

The student body of nearly 52,000 demonstrates that students from all backgrounds can achieve at high rates with unsurpassed connections to the city’s business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations.

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