• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN

    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.

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

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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