Two PLS students win first place for their research at UURAF

April 17, 2024 - Karessa Weir

Political Science students Lola Browne and Jerome Hamilton Jr both brought home first place awards in this year’s University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). 

The students presented their work on the floor of the Breslin Center on Friday April 12, among 1,000 other students from 12 colleges. 

 Browne’s research poster focused on her work titled “The Annulment of Roe v. Wade: An Analysis of State Policy Changes Ensuing from Dobbs v. Jackson.” It won the catagory of History, Political Science and Economics in Section 1. She was mentored by Dr. Matt Grossmann, PLS Professor. 

Hamilton’s research titled “Searching for Harmony in the Outdoors: An Exploration of Hunting and Fishing Participation in Michigan” won first place in Environmental Science and Natural Resources for Section 5.  His mentors were Drs. Daniel Kramer and John Waller. Hamilton also won first place for the same research in the Diversity Research Showcase earlier this year. 

They received their award and a $100 cash prize at a ceremony April 17 at the MSUFCU Club. They are also eligible to win a $500 Grand Prize that will be announced mid-June. 


Lola Browne presenting her poster


Jerome Hamilton Jr. presenting his poster