Undergraduate research is a central component of the Lane Honors Program. Students have multiple opportunities to engage in original research and to share their research findings with a wider audience.
For instance, Tonyae Meeks and Gus Smith presented their work at the Western Regional Honors Council Conference in 2017.
Jack Gariepy researched the impact of single stories and stereotypes in Sarah Lushia’s honors writing class, WR 121_H, and organized a symposium in order to share his results.
Catherine Mullins interviewed scholar Joseph Pearce as part of her research into Emily Brontë’s work for the HON 201_H Invitation to Inquiry Seminar, and the resulting scholar biography was published in the St. Austin Review.
Students in the Capstone Seminar conduct group research projects each spring and present their findings at a symposium and/or through posters and PowerPoint presentations shared with the campus community. Research projects have included how food choices impact our carbon footprint and the benefits of the Take Back the Tap movement.
They have also included challenges facing two-year college students and gender inequality in higher education:
The spring 2016 class explored the reasons for Oregon's success at preventing recidivism, and they shared their results in a PowerPoint presentation filmed by Dean Middleton and Randal Painter.
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In 2017, the Capstone students once again organized a symposium and presented on two topics: morality legislation and the impact of alcohol education on sexaul assaults on college campuses. The symposium included a roundtable discussion, two PowerPoint presentations, two paper presentations, and live music.