Stonehill Students Participate in Undergraduate Research Competition

May 19, 2015

Three Stonehill students recently traveled to Cancun, Mexico, to participate in the 2015 Undergraduate Research Competition hosted by the Association for Private Enterprise Education (APEE).

Hayley Conklin ’15, an economics and political science double major from Bloomingdale, New Jersey, O’Shane Morgan ’16, an economics and political science double major from Seabrook, New Hampshire, and Thomas Gumbley ’16, an economics and environmental studies double major from Cranston, Rhode Island, attended the conference with Sean Mulholland, associate professor of economics, in April.

The Undergraduate Research Competition, co-sponsored by the Liberty Fund, Inc., solicited undergraduate research from the APEE’s general themes of political economy, private enterprise education, and free markets, but welcomed research from any topic. Participants displayed and presented their research during a special reception at the conference.

Conklin’s research presentation, titled “Incomes in the U.S. Senate,” took home second place in the competition.

In addition to presenting their research, the group visited Chichen Itza, a pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people between 600 and 1200 AD.