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Students present research in New York City

Students present research in New York City

Amy Trover '15

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Lycoming College seniors, Amy Trover and Amber Seibel, recently presented their research at the Eastern Sociological Society’s annual meeting in New York City on Feb. 28.

Trover, a senior with a major in sociology, presented “Success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Did Educational Awareness follow the Money Trail?” under the direction of Susan M. Ross, Ph.D., professor of sociology. Seibel, a senior with a double major in sociology and German, presented “Creating a Recycling Ethic: The Relationship between Germany’s Historic Environmental Values and Modern Recycling Practices in Bamberg, Germany,” under the direction of Ryan T. Adams, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology.

This year’s annual meeting was held Feb. 26 – March 1 and focused on the theme “Crossing Borders.” The theme invited discussion of the social construction and social impacts of borders dividing individuals, groups and nations. The students participated in the Undergraduate Poster Session Competition and had their posters displayed during the conference.

Founded in 1930, the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. It has approximately 1000 members, most of whom live and work in the Northeastern United States. The ESS sponsors a professional journal (Sociological Forum), a four-day annual meeting in the spring, a newsletter, numerous award competitions, an employment service, and a mailing list.

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