Each spring, The Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies hosts SMU Research and Innovation Week, a showcase and celebration of graduate and undergraduate student research at SMU, in collaboration with the Office of Engaged Learning. The goal of this event is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and share the outstanding research being conducted at SMU with their peers and industry professionals from the greater Dallas community.
Residence Life & Student Housing is excited to feature 11 departmental studies at the 2022 Research and Innovation Week with research spanning themes of multiple majoring to the transfer student experience to an exploration of conference programs and more. Undergraduate Research Days took place on March 29th, followed by Graduate Research Days today on March 30th.
RLSH-featured studies & researchers:
- Residential Commons Sense of Belonging: A Longitudinal Study – Kayley Carter & Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch
- A Thematic Analysis of Conference Programs for Residential College Professional Associations – Hannah Webb, Nikita Kulkarni, Grant Stoehr, Laura Bell, & Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch
- Transfer Student Entry Experience to the University – Maura Mangum, James Barta, Zak Waddell, & Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch
- A Mixed-Methods Explanatory Study Exploring the Sacred Beliefs of College Students – Laura M. Bell, Faith A. Sheedy, Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch, & Dr. Veronica D. Davis
- The Sacred Beliefs of College Students and Relationships to Campus Ecology – Laura M. Bell, Faith A. Sheedy, Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch, & Dr. Veronica D. Davis
- Exploring the Motivations of Students to Engage in their Spiritual, Religious, or Faith Lives in College – Hannah Webb, Dedeepya Chinnam, Ryan Leibowitz, Laura Bell, Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch, & Dr. Sheri Kunovich
- Examining the Motivations, Advantages, and Disadvantages Experienced by Undergraduate Students Who Pursue Multiple Majors – Ryan Leibowitz, Dedeepya Chinnam, Hannah Webb, Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch, & Dr. Sheri Kunovich
- Multiple Majoring by Student Characteristics – Ryan Leibowitz, Dedeepya Chinnam, Hannah Webb, Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch, & Dr. Sheri Kunovich
- Students’ Lived Experiences of NACE Competencies Within Collegiate Residential Life – Sonia Saeed, Matt Nadler, & Dr. Dustin Grabsch
- Characterizing Non-returning College Students and Their Departure Intentions – Dedeepya Chinnam, Zak Waddell, Ryan Leibowitz, Dr. Dustin K. Grabsch, Lauren O’Brien, Caroline Kirschner, & Michelle Madsen
- A Content Analysis of College Student Proposed Definitions of Sense of Belonging to a Residential Community – Autumn Beck, Dustin K. Grabsch, & Matt Nadler
In recent news, Sonia Saeed’s, an undergraduate researcher, work received the Division of Student Affairs award for her study exploring students’ lived experiences of NACE Competencies. This study was a collaboration between RLSH and the Hegi Family Career Development Center. Congratulations to Sonia and the RLSH research team on all of their work and we look forward to seeing more in the future!