University High School of Science and Engineering Team Earns First Runner Up at University of Connecticut’s Globalization Conference
This year’s globalization conference, Globalization & New Migration Patterns, brought teams from eight Connecticut high schools to make presentations on the reasons and implications of migration throughout the world. The event was held on April 17th at the Storrs Campus with each school representing a chosen country and presenting to the group how globalization not only blurs national boundaries to the trade of goods and capital, but also the reasons behind the movement of people from regions of rapid population growth, systematic oppression, economic depression, and violent conflict. About 160 students were welcomed by keynote speaker Chris George, Executive Director of New Haven’s Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, who spoke about his organization’s effort in resettling recent refugees to Connecticut.
Connecticut high schools represented the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Qatar, Sweden, Australia, Canada and the United States. Teams not only presented their findings, but also participated in discussion sessions with UConn faculty that are subject matter experts on the represented countries. The winners were:
Mexico – Grand Prize Winner
Greenwich High School
POLS1202: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Australia – First Runner Up
University High School
AMST1201: Introduction to American Studies
Qatar – Second Runner Up
Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science & Technology Education Center
MARN1002: Introduction to Marine Science
The UHSSE research team.
UConn thanks all the participants and instructors from University High, Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Oxford High School, Greenwich High School, Bridgeport Aquaculture, Cheshire High School, The Master’s School, and Prince Tech. Be on the look out this November for information about the 2018 Globalization Conference.
Pictures of the event can be found on the UConn ECE Facebook page.
Details of the event can be found on the event page.
For more information, contact:
Magdalena A. Narozniak
Program Coordinator for Research & Development
Office of Early College Programs/UConn Early College Experience
University of Connecticut
Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 330
368 Fairfield Way, Unit 4171
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4171
On the web: http://www.ece.uconn.edu
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