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EKU Homeland Security Students Represent the College of Justice and Safety at the 2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol Event

2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol EKU HLS Participants (from L to R): Matthew Waters, Justin Baldwin, Jacob Peoples

FRANKFORT, KY – Earlier this month, three senior Homeland Security majors from EKU’s College of Justice and Safety participated in the sixteenth annual Posters-at-the-Capitol program.   The event helps to increase understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of students among those responsible for higher education funding in Kentucky.

During the day-long event, students interacted with legislators, faculty and other students to demonstrate the importance of scholarly research in building educational experiences and professional development.  The three homeland security students and their research topics were:

· Identifying and Preventing Insider Threats– Matt Waters (mentored by Dr. Ryan Baggett)

· Boiling Over on the Back Burner: Why Downplaying North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions is a Dangerous Proposition – Justin Baldwin (mentored by Dr. Ryan Baggett)

· Syrian War of Attrition: How World Superpowers are Fighting Each Other– Jacob Peoples (mentored by Dr. Mike Collier)

When asked about the experience, Matt Waters noted, “Posters-at-the-Capitol was an incredible experience.  Having the opportunity to present research that you've worked very hard on to Kentucky legislators and other intellectuals from around the state really made the event worthwhile.  I would recommend this opportunity to all students.”

Similarly, Justin Baldwin stated, “I'm grateful for the opportunity to present my research at the Capitol Building. Students from all across the Commonwealth showcased their hard work and, as a senior, I'm proud to represent the EKU Homeland Security Program one last time as a student."

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Published on March 23, 2017

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