Past Student Research

Olivia Olson ’20

Olivia Olson ’20 was presented the Richard C. Anderson Student Research Award for her research paper, “Do Emotions Facilitate Integration During Reading?” in Spring 2021. This award is given annually by the National Consortium in Instruction and Cognition (NCIC), and reflects her scholarship excellence. This is the first year the award has been given to an undergraduate student. Olivia’s research paper was a result of her time in Undergraduate Research’s Distinguished Thesis Program under the mentorship of Dr. Kate Bohn-Gettler.

Emma Johnson ’16

Emma Johnson ’16 discusses her research with visitors at the Minnesota Private College Scholars Showcase in March 2016. Emma, who now teaches high school Chemistry, presented “The Chemistry of Learning: How Emotions, Text Difficulty and Reading Goals Influence Comprehension.” Her adviser was Catherine Bohn-Gettler.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Leah VanOverbeke
Department Coordinator