Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship


Faculty Scholarship

Todd Hastings

Todd Hastings, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of nursing, presented recently completed dissertation research at the 29th annual conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and at the 18th annual conference of the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses. His presentation described a large quantitative research study surveying nursing student perceptions of mental illness at eight professional nursing programs.

COST student earns top honor

Jean-Nicole Place

Jean-Nicole Place, a biology major and chemistry minor, recently earned the John C. Johnson Award for the best research poster at the National Biennial Convention of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minn.

Her research “Methylation of GNG7 in Human Breast Cancer” was presented in the cell, organismal and developmental biology category.

Place qualified for the national convention after placing first this past spring at the Northeast District Convention in March at Ursinus College. Her research was conducted in the laboratory of William Schwindinger, assistant professor of biological and health sciences, and was funded by an URSCA award.

Place served as secretary of BU’s chapter of TriBeta and was a student secretary in the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences in the College of Science and Technology this past year.

Anthropology scholar begins research in Mexico

Lydia Stebbins

Lydia Stebbins, an anthropology and French major who is pursuing a minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies, is the 2016 recipient of the Wymer and Warner Scholarship in anthropology.

Stebbins will apply the scholarship to her summer 2016 URSCA supported ethnographic research in Xalapa, Mexico, where she will be studying Spanish and Mexican culture and history at the Universidad Veracruzana-Xalapa.

Her ethnographic research focuses on the impact of socioeconomic globalization on local markets in Mexico. She will investigate local perceptions of the effects of global supermarkets on traditional markets, the economy, health, and culture. While in Mexico, she will also tour archaeological ruins, participate in the Cultural Immersion Program, and take a course on traditional Mexican cooking.