Students from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) competed in the annual CFAES Undergraduate Student Research Forum on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Shelby Balint, a senior in agriscience education from Huron, Ohio, presented her research titled "Perception of Preservice Teachers' Toward Preparation to Teach the Science of Agriculture."
Megan Besancon, a senior in agricultural communication from Sterling, Ohio, presented her research titled "A Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Hashtags on Twitter."
DJ Gase, a senior studying agriscience education from Monclova, Ohio, presented his research titled "Describing Preservice Teachers' Perception of Teaching Science of Agriculture to a Diverse Audience."
Cody McClain, a sophomore in agriscience education from Nevada, Ohio, presented his research titled "Historical Foundations of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership: Celebrating our first 100 years."
Frances Nicol, a junior in agriscience education from Plain City, Ohio, presented her research titled "Pre-service Teachers Preparation to Teach Record Keeping Techniques."
Gase was awarded second place in the social sciences division. Nicol was awarded third place in the social sciences division.
The CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum provides a means for undergraduate students to share their research with members and friends of the Ohio State community; recognizes the significant contributions to research by Ohio State undergraduates; and facilitates exchange between students, faculty and the public.
Students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are invited to participate in the forum.