Two University of South Carolina Students Chosen to Present Research at 2009 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

February 7, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – February 6, 2009 – A pair of seniors from the University of South Carolina will present research at the 2009 National Conference on Undergraduate Research to be held April 16 – 18 in La Crosse, Wis. 

Andrew Schwark, a McNair scholar in the Moore School of Business, and Alicia “Kate” White, a Cooper scholar and Lieber scholar in the South Carolina Honors College, were chosen from thousands of submissions to present their research at the prestigious conference. 

Schwark, an international-business major from Hartland, Wis., wrote the paper, “An Analysis of the Azerbaijani Business Environment and Discussion of Opportunities for Private and Public Sector-Led Economic Development.” 

White, a Russian-studies major from Marietta, Ga., received a Magellan Scholarship for undergraduate research. Her paper is titled, “The Contemporary Russian Orthodox Church Through the Eyes of Russian Believers.” 

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research was first held in 1987 to showcase research by the nation’s brightest undergraduate students. Students and their faculty mentors present the student research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts and performances.