• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Tayler's Bio:
    My name is Tayler and I was an English major/biology minor at the College of St. Scholastica! I have lived in Duluth all of my life so I know all the best local restaurants and hiking trails. On campus, I was involved with The Cable, Bella Voce, the Northstar Reports, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, and the English & Arts Club. Off campus, I volunteered with Mentor Duluth and enjoy throwing theme parties with friends and family.

  • Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Junior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Freshman
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Katelyn Gehling

    Freshman
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

National Conference on Undergraduate Research: Day One

After three hours of flying and six hours of layover, we finally made it to Memphis! We started the events with an opening speech by Fred Smith, founder, chairman, and CEO of the FedEx Corporation and philanthropist extrodanair. He introduced us to Lil’ Rico, the first delivery robot built by FedEx and discussed how automated machinery aka “robots” affect the economy. His take away message was that industry is always changing and historically it has created more jobs and a more efficient life. This is one of the many reasons conferences like this are hosted, to bring bright minds together to share ideas that innovate the way we live. After the intro, Jamie and I attended a communications oral presentation session. One presentation was about masculinity in How I Met Your Mother and it was especially interesting. 

For lunch we decided to branch out and make some new friends. We joined two women from the University of Oklahoma with majors and interests in Theater. Tomorrow, they are performing a piece they created to increase diversity in performing arts, specifically, to include more female LGQTB representation. We promised if we had the time, we’d make an effort to come see their show! After a few more presentations, we headed back to downtown Memphis for a fish fry dinner at Flying Fish. I got fried shrimp, catfish, and hush puppies. It was all pretty good but definitely too much fried food for one sitting. It was a looooong day and I am ready for bed!

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