WSU hosts Undergraduate Research Symposium

Students will be able to present their undergraduate research on Monday. The ninth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration will be held in the Shepherd Union Building.

The event will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include presentations and performances from students. Posters will be displayed in the Shepherd Union Atrium.

Students from most of the colleges at Weber State University will present. One student, political science major Matthew Glover, will present in the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

Glover’s paper is about the flaws and downfall of the League of Nations, which was created after World War I to prevent another world war. He will also talk about the creation of the United Nations. He will look at these concepts through both the realist and liberal perspectives of international relations. Glover makes the argument that the United Nations is a union between the two perspectives.

“I’ve been involved with the Model UN project for years now,” Glover said. “It’s a big part of why I came to Weber State. I like the dichotomy with the two models . . . they compliment each other and conflict with each other.”

Glover was writing a paper on the topic for a senior seminar class when he decided to make a poster about the project for the symposium.

“It shows that I know how to take a concept and an idea and research it,” Glover said. “It also shows I can present to both experts and people who don’t know about the League of Nations at all.”

There will be one performance during the event — by Weston Larsen, who composed a quartet for four violas. While violists play the parts, Larsen will observe and make changes. The rest of the presentations will be either poster or oral presentations. Throughout the day, there will be two oral and poster sessions.