What are UMKC professors up to? A peek inside the annual Faculty Research Symposium

Over 50 different works from UMKC faculty members of all schools and departments were on display last Wednesday at the annual Faculty Research Symposium.

UMKC is known for being a university rich in research. The majority of research related to traditional sciences, but there were also exhibits from departments like political science and the Conservatory.

One faculty member, Wai-Yim Ching of the physics and astronomy department, had four exhibits, each with different co-authors.
​An exhibit presented by Professor Tiffani Riggers-Piehl from the School of Education focused on all-girls schooling and social and political engagement.

School of Biological Sciences Professor Jeffrey Price had a more technical exhibit that dealt with immunoprecipitations in its methodology.

Professor Carole McArthur (and other myriad co-authors) of the School of Dentistry took an international approach, which focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Greater Kinshasa health zones and evidence of increased HIV cases there.

School of Social Work Professor Rosalyn Bertram said she was glad to have met faculty who share similar interests. Her project focused on transformational change in the child welfare workforce.

​Matthew Chrisman, professor of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, said the various posters on climate change stood out, which seems to be an incredibly critical topic to address, and that it is great to see UMKC providing important studies in this area.

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