2021 Meeting of Minds

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

ACC Meeting of the Minds Logo 2021

Five Duke University undergraduates presented their research at the ACC Meeting of the Minds. The 15th annual meeting of this conference took place April 9-10, 2021, in a virtual format. The 2021 meeting was hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds conference is held each spring and is hosted by one of the 15 ACC member schools. It is funded in part by revenue from athletic events. The conference celebrates undergraduate research and provides an opportunity for sharing ideas and collaboration.
The students that represented Duke University were nominated by the departments their research was conducted in, and then URS Director Sarah Russell made the final selections.  

The students and their research titles are:  
Christine Adjangba (Trinity ‘21), “Sex-biased Investment: Measuring Energy Expenditure in Baboon Mothers.” 
Major(s): Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology 
Minor(s): Art 

Syann Cadogan (Trinity ‘21), “An International Comparison of Covid-19 Rates and Policies in Prisons in the United States, China, and England.”  
Major(s): Sociology and Global Health 
Minor(s): African & African American Studies 

Caleb S. Cooke (Trinity ‘21)`, “The Gospel of Luke as a Case Study for the Reexamination of Bios.” 
Major(s): Religious Studies 

Noah Michaud (Trinity ‘21), “Envisioning Africa in Venetian Print Culture, 1550-1600." 
Major(s): Art History 
Minor(s): Environmental Studies 
Certificate(s): Ethics & Society 

Jessica Schultz (Trinity ‘21), “An Information Processing Model for Inflation Expectations.”
Major(s): Economics and Mathematics 
Minor(s): Statistical Science 

ACC member schools include: Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, NC State University, Syracuse University, University of Louisville, University of Miami, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest University.