Bethel Students Accepted to Purdue Calumet Undergraduate Research Conference

Two Bethel College students, Eric De Araujo and Emily Henry, have been accepted to present the results of their research papers at the Purdue Calumet Undergraduate Research Conference. This conference will be held Apr. 3-4 at the Calumet Conference Center in Hammond, Ind.

Associate Professor of English Maralee Crandon says this conference will help prepare students for graduate research and professional conferences — they’ll know how to present papers, field questions about them and discuss them with other scholars.

De Araujo, a sophomore, had two papers accepted to the conference, "Life, Death, and Meaninglessness in White Noise and Ecclesiastics" and "The Turing Test: Sufficient or Probabilistic Condition for Intelligence?" De Araujo is pursuing degrees in information technology management and liberal studies with concentrations in philosophy, visual communications and mathematics.

“My hope is that the conference will be an opportunity for those outside of the college to witness and appreciate the academic value of an education at Bethel College” says De Araujo.

Freshman Emily Henry’s research paper, "Revenge, Mercy, and Restoration in Alexandre Dumas' ‘The Count of Monte Cristo,’" was also accepted to the conference. Henry is pursuing a degree in nursing.

Henry said winning this award shows the excellence of teaching at Bethel. She is appreciative of Crandon, for encouraging her to submit her paper to the conference. “Receiving this honor encourages me to keep writing and working hard in my studies,” says Henry.

The Purdue Calumet Undergraduate Research is hosted by Purdue Calumet's School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and accepts research papers from the humanities and social sciences. Students are expected to present an 8-10-minute presentation on their research.