May 2016 economics graduate Jennifer Johnson was
one of four undergraduate students invited by the School of Graduate
Studies and Research to represent IUP at the Undergraduate Research at
the Capitol–Pennsylvania event, held on April 5, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pa.
She presented her award-winning project, titled "Determinants of Per
Capita Electricity Consumption at the State Level," from the 2015 IUP
Undergraduate Scholars Forum.
According to its webpage, the
Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania poster conference “...is
an educational event allowing the undergraduate students enrolled in
Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities to showcase their research
talents to the Commonwealth’s key decision-makers.”
A total of 64
undergraduate students representing 32 colleges and universities from
across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania participated.
faculty advisor, James J. Jozefowicz, reported that her paper was the
only example of economics research in the poster session.
the opportunity to discuss her work with the 2016 IUP Distinguished Alumni
Award recipient and mathematics/economics graduate, Representative Dave
Reed ('00), in the East Wing Rotunda of the Capitol Building.
Department of Economics