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Wednesday, April 19th
9:05 AM

The Impacts of Taekwondo on Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Shreya Chakraborty '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM

The impacts of general exercise and sports on mental health is emerging as a significant research front, with more than 34 studies from over 10 countries concluding positive behavioral health outcomes as a result of team sports and about 74% of sports-related studies demonstrating an improvement in psychological health in participants who engaged in athletic activities (Zuckerman et al., 2020). ... Read More

9:20 AM

Independent Study - Minority Aviation High School Experience

Janelle Le Roy '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

The pursuit of aviation by minorities has gained significant attention as the aviation industry strives to foster diversity and inclusiveness. Historically, minorities have had lower representation in aviation, prompting current efforts from leading companies like NASA and United Airlines to rectify the situation. Therefore, my current project involves undertaking ground school courses and working towards obtaining my Private Pilot license ... Read More

10:35 AM

Cornelia: Mother of the Gracchi and Imperial Roman Exemplum

Ella Barnett '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

How did Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, a relative of some of the most controversial figures in Roman history, and a woman actively engaged in the political and cultural struggles of her day, become a universal icon of motherhood and morality in the Roman Empire? She was honored by the Roman people with the only publicly voted statue of a ... Read More