Students win prizes for research in sociology

A University of North Georgia (UNG) student and alumnus won top two places in the Georgia Sociological Association’s Undergraduate Research Paper Competition at the group’s annual meeting in November.

Bryan Rocha, an elder from Gainesville, Georgia, pursuing a degree in sociology, won first place for his article “An Analysis of the Government’s Continuing Neglect of the Danger that Lead-Based Paint in Properties Poses for the World. children’s health “.

Renee Clement, 21, graduated in sociology and took second place with her article on the challenges facing working mothers. Clement, a resident of Statham, Ga., Works as an academic advisor at the UNG Oconee campus.

Both worked on their papers in a social stratification class taught by sociology professor Dr. David Broad.

“The great value of presenting an article at a conference is that you get feedback from people who are not involved in the active research component of producing the article,” Broad said. “It tells you what was helpful and what might need a better research methodology. “

The Georgia Sociological Association is an organization of academic and applied professional students and sociologists. It aims to stimulate and improve research, teaching and discussion and to encourage community service and cooperative relations among Georgians engaged in the scientific study of society and culture.

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