2024 Sociology & Anthropology Day

This year the Department held its annual event in the Dieterich Atrium at the Alumni Center. The event showcased a variety of student research at our student poster session. We also had a panel of alumni discuss the work they have been doing in their community since graduating from NDSU. 

The alumni panel included:

  • Evan Schroeder, Anthropology Alum: Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
  • Mitch Calkins, Sociology Alum: Program Administrator for Lake Agassiz Development Group

For the poster session, we had three awards that students could win at the poster event. These included Best in Show and two Participant Choice awards. The Best in Show award was determined by faculty votes.  The Participant Choice awards were determined by attendees at the event.  This year we had a tie for second in the Participant Choice awards.  Below are the winners of those awards.

Research Day Student Poster Winners

Faculty Choice Best Research Poster Award:

  • Shae Pfenning, Anthropology
    • Poster Title: “Archaeology Research at Double Ditch”

Participant Choice Best Research Poster Awards

  • 1st Place:
    • Mahratun Samha, Sociology
      • Poster Title: “A Study on the Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Study Behavior among College-Going Students”
  •  2nd Place [Tie]:
    • Baylee Miller, Anthropology
      • Poster Title: “The Misuse of Trust: Fem in College Improv"
    • Susmita Das Mumu, Sociology
      • Poster Title: “Navigating Women’s Reproductive Rights in The Shadows of a Patriarchal Medical System”

Congratulations to all our winners! 

Kyla Larson and Shea Pfenning presenting their posters.

Evan Schroeder presenting via zoom.

Mitch Calkins presenting.

Baylee Miller’s poster with other student posters.

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