On May 5, 105 students presented their quantitative analysis research during a poster session in Beckham Hall.
The Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) hosts a poster session twice a year, which doubles as a final exam evaluation for its QAC 201 course. Nineteen evaluators, of which seven were Wesleyan-affiliated, attended and judged the projects. Students also had the opportunity to share their projects with fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Wesleyan.
In this project-based course, students learned to answer questions through independent research based on existing data. Students developed skills in generating testable hypotheses, conducting a literature review, preparing data for analysis, conducting descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, and presenting research findings.
Zehua (Jack) Wang ’20 presented his study on “The Relation between Region and Diameter of Impact Craters on Mars.”
Ky Foley ’17 presented “Forecasting Catastrophe! A New Model for Understanding the Destructive Capacity of Weather Events.”
Yu Wang ’19 spoke about her research titled “Testing the Association between Hours of Sleep and Mental Health and Coping among Adults.”
Erin Hussey ’20 shared her study titled “The Association Between Political-Economic Attitudes and Racial Bias Among Caucasian Americans.”
Jonas Powell ’18 presented his study titled “I Can Stay Up a Little Later, Right? Analyzing the Relationship Between Sleep and Mental Health in Young Adults.”
Visiting international student Rodolfo del Pueyo Parra presented his research on “Beyond Major Depression: Cannabis Consumption in Relation to Dysthymia.”
Laura Goetzman ’19 presented her research titled “The Association between Binge Drinking and Romantic Relationship Types among Adults with and without Depression.”