Interns present (and win!) at Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

Dan Tooman talks about his poster.

Over the past year, Campus Archaeology has had 6 undergraduate researchers work with our program in an official capacity. Each intern worked on a research project, ranging from site reports to archival research to investigating new forms of public engagement. This past Friday, Jennifer Allen, Patricia Cashen, Jeff Gepper, David Lewandowski, and Jamie Patrick Henry all presented papers or posters about their research projects at the MSU Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. They were all well received, and we will begin this week to start showing you what they presented.

Jeff and Dan posing with their certificates.

Of particular note, Jeff and Dan both were awarded with first prizes for their posters. Jeff worked with MSU Physical Plant and the MSU Archives to develop overlays of historical maps on the current maps, allowing us to better identify locations of structures that have been destroyed. Dan worked on examining the cache of bottles found underneath Brody Hall, developing a historical sequence for that space.

Over the next couple of months, we are planning on putting this research up on our website for you all to see. Congratulations again to our student researchers for all their hard work!



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