Students Present at BAUCRC

Twelve SJSU communication studies students presented eight papers today at the Bay Area Undergraduate Communication Research Conference (BAUCRC) hosted by Santa Clara University. Started in 2009 by faculty at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, San José State University, and Santa Clara University, the conference features the top student communication research in from the Bay Area and beyond.

This year’s SJSU papers and researchers were:

  • Instructor Competent Communication: Perspectives from Instructors and Students
    Leif Rogers, Rendell Boguiren, & Travis Kimes
  • Perception of Effectiveness of the Coaching Process from Coaches and Students Perspective
    Suchitra Varma
  • Communication Studies Department Communication Methodologies: A Case Study at SJSU
    Daniel Hinojosa
  • The Difficult Dialogues Program—A Self-Efficacy Study
    Matthew H. Zweier
  • Buffy the Gender Role Slayer: Deconstructing Female Stereotypes in Geek Culture
    Amarissa Mathews
  • Popularity in the Eyes of Teens: A Rhetorical Analysis of Teen Comedies
    Reginald I. Malla
  • Relational Maintenance Via Text Messaging
    Sofia Cruz, Laurel Marshall, & Tania Berlinski
  • Volunteerism: Identification and Commitment in Assemblyman Jim Beall’s 2012 State Senate Campaign
    Matthew Gloria-Dalton

Congratulations to these student researchers!

Undergraduate students from the University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, University of the Pacific, Humboldt State University, Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, the University of Miami, San Francisco State University, and CSU, Fresno also presented their research. Twenty-nine papers were paneled for the conference.

Also, thanks to Dr. Richard Webb for serving as a panel respondent, and to Professor Gina Firenzi, Dr. Ted Coopman, and Dr. Felipe Gómez for attending the conference.