CEDAR FALLS — Students from the University of Northern Iowa presented their research in poster format at “Research in the Capitol,” a collaborative effort of the honors programs of Iowa’s Regents universities Tuesday in the first floor rotunda at the Iowa Statehouse. Among those students was Naomi Skarsgard of Creston.
Skarsgard, senior psychology major presented “Implicit and explicit prejudice toward transsexual women.” Her mentor for the project was Helen Harton, professor of psychology.
State senators, representatives and other key officials were invited to view the posters and talk with students about their research and education.
“Research in the Capitol” was developed to celebrate how undergraduates learn by doing research in a variety of fields, according to Jessica Moon, director, UNI University Honors Program.