On Friday, April 21st, HDFS undergraduate and graduate students are participating in the 32nd Annual Steele Symposium. The Steele Symposium is a student research conference hosted by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall conference center. Students are encouraged to participate in the symposium to practice their professional presentation skills. receive feedback on their scholarship work and also to submit their work for award recognition. Below are the HDFS student presentations for this year’s symposium:

  • Destiny Brown, senior Human Services major; Is child care a luxury or a necessity for low income families?
  • Jacqueline Buck, junior Human Services major; Human Services Eldercare and Family Caregiver Support
  • Christina Cherego, junior Human Services major; Prisoners and Visitation
  • Lauren Pasko and Bridget Pettit, junior Human Services majors; Aging with a Disability: Investigation of Best Practices
  • Taylor Ryan, senior 4+1 Human Services major; Mental Health and Stigma
  • Jing Tang, Ph.D. in HDFS; An Examination of Factors Affecting Family Child Care Progress in Delaware’s Quality Rating and Improvement System
  • Elizabeth Thorpe, senior Human Services major; Toxis Stress: Kids Have Stress Too
  • Sara Shaw, Ph.D. in HDFS; Medical and psychosocial risk profiles for low birthweight and preterm birth: Nationally representative evidence