Some of Kentucky State University’s best, brightest and most polished students displayed and presented the fruits of their labor during the 2018 School of Business Student Research Day in David H. Bradford Hall. This year’s theme was “Linking Teaching and Research in the Classroom to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes.”

Nearly 40 student presentations were conducted regarding broad business topics ranging from “Estimating Demand for Kentucky Bourbon in the Russian Market” to “The Challenges and Benefits of E-Governance in Africa.”

Student research posters were also on display in Bradford Hall.

Kentucky State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Debbie G. Thomas attended student Tori Farrow’s in-depth presentation that took an interdisciplinary approach entitled “The Urban Heat Island: Environmental Change and the Human Condition in Detroit, Michigan.”

“I’m excited to see one of our undergraduate students engaged in this way because this is what Kentucky State University is about and this is what we’re capable of,” Thomas said. “I’m very proud of you and proud of your faculty mentors who worked with you. That, too, is what Kentucky State University is about and that’s when we are at our best.”

Farrow sees the topic as part of her broader ambitions.

“This is something that I’m really interested in and after undergrad I want to go to law school to pursue environmental law with a concentration in environmental justice,” Farrow said. “Thankfully I’ve been blessed by people at the University who know a lot about these things and are able to lead me in the right direction.”

This year marked the fourth year business partners and the campus community convened to celebrate the work and academic achievement of the School of Business students.

The event concluded Thursday evening with an awards banquet.