Eastern Students Present at COPLAC Conference in New York

Eastern COPLAC presenters with Environmental Earth Science Professor Stephen Nathan at SUNY-Geneseo.

Written by Jordan Corey

Eleven students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented their undergraduate research on Oct. 12–13 at the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Northeast Regional Research Conference. Eastern was one of eight colleges participating in the symposium, which occured at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Geneseo.

Presentations by Eastern students included “The Effects of Parental Divorce on College Students’ Perceptions and Experiences of Dating Violence,” “The Generational Separation Within the Wiccan Religion: How Age Shapes Beliefs and Practices” and “An Analysis of Southern New England Climate: Linking Marine Deposits with Public Records.”

COPLAC is a consortium of 30 public liberal arts colleges and universities spanning 28 states and one Canadian province. Established in 1987, it serves to promote the value of a public liberal arts education. COPLAC’s regional conferences are an opportunity for students of all disciplines to present their undergraduate work. It allows students to meet with peers and faculty members to discuss their research beyond the traditional classroom setting.