Our five spring researchers presented their semester explorations on May 1, 2023. It was standing room only as faculty, staff, and students listened to what answers the crew found to their research questions. What questions did the researchers ask? Raquel Dominguez (freshman) wanted to know about the supply and demand of meat substitutes and theirContinue reading “Spring 2023 Mini-Conference”
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Spring 2023 Presentations Coming Soon…Until Then, Look What We Did Last Semester!
We are very close to the Spring 2023 Mini-Conference. We will share the agenda, photos, and slides as we get closer, but to get you excited, please look at the slides below from the Fall 2022 edition of the Mini-Conference or read the article that the College wrote about it. Students share their semester researchContinue reading “Spring 2023 Presentations Coming Soon…Until Then, Look What We Did Last Semester!”
Article on the Spring 2022 Mini-Conference
On April 29th, The ECON LAB @ RC hosted its first fully in-person Mini-Conference where the six researchers showcased their research in front of a full house. Roanoke College wrote a nice article on the event highlighting Katherine Vaughan’s work: https://www.roanoke.edu/about/news/econ_lab_spring_2022 You can see the full agenda for the Mini-Conference below.
Fall 2021 Mini-Conference
Watch the video of our student researchers presenting at our Fall 2021 Mini-Conference to get you ready for the Spring 2022 edition. Last semester seven students presented their research to a hybrid audience. Several Roanoke College faculty and staff listened to the presentations live in West Hall, while a large group of alumni and friendsContinue reading “Fall 2021 Mini-Conference”
Roanoke College pens piece on RC ECON LAB
Roanoke College penned an article about The ECON LAB and shared it on the College webpage. Check out what we are all about! https://www.roanoke.edu/about/news/econ_lab_student_research
Students and faculty from The ECON LAB present at a national conference
Student researchers Theo Bookheimer and Eric Lee along with Professors Alice Kassens and Michael Enz shared their experiences, challenges, and adaptations made during the move from in person to online courses over the pandemic as a panel at the 32nd Annual Teaching Economics Conference hosted by Robert Morris University. Watch and hear what they shared.Continue reading “Students and faculty from The ECON LAB present at a national conference”
Researcher: Jake Beardsley
Jake Beardsley is an Economics and Math double major from Bakersfield, CA. He is researching access to and use of telemedicine during the pandemic.
Researcher: Quinn Keatley
Quinn Keatley of Richmond, VA is an Actuarial Science and Spanish double major at Roanoke College. She is exploring the relationship between small businesses and insurance. In particular, she is interested in protections small businesses have against disaster, including the COVID pandemic.
Researcher: Theo Bookheimer
Theo is a senior economics major and math minor from Lexington, SC. He is researching the environmental impact of COVID-19, including the change in air pollution levels. Did air quality improve as fewer people drove to work? That is one of the questions Theo is investigating.
Watch the Fall 2020 Mini-Conference
Want to watch the ~5:00 (each) presentations from each of The ECON LAB @ RC student researchers? They presented their work virtually today, but we recorded the event, so you can watch too. So, grab a coffee and watch their excellent work.