2018 Conference Awards

Political Science

1st Place – Graduate – Christian Rodas, Candidate for the Master’s Degree, Ohio University, Political Science, “Ecuador’s Financial Relationship with China under the Correa Administration.”

1st Place – Undergraduate – Devon Moffett, Northern Kentucky University, political science “Social or Special Interests: How Unions Influence Spending.”

2nd Place – Undergraduate – Victoria Carvahlo Salles, Miami University, political science “Do School District Boundaries Promote Segregation: A Look at Cincinnati Public High Schools.”


1st Place – Graduate– Katherine Toran, Candidate for the Master’s Degree, Northern Kentucky University “Does Medicare Part D Extend Lives? Medicare Part D and Life Expectancy.”

1st Place – Undergraduate – Nicholas Golina, University of Akron, “An Examination of the Stock Market’s Effects on Economic Inequality.”

2nd Place – Undergraduate – Nicholas Chura, University of Akron, “Brain Drain and Emigration: How Do They Affect Source Countries?