More than 80 students from throughout the University System of Georgia (USG) gathered at The National Archives at Atlanta on Friday, Mar. 25, for the Third Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement, hosted by the National Archives and Clayton State University.
Students from the USG were invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on any topic relating to engagement in politics in the community besides voting. In addition to the student presentations, the keynote address was given by Tim Franzen, director of the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition and program director for the American Friends Service Committee.
In all, there were nine different student presentations made by 17 students, and 11 students made poster presentations. Topics of these presentations included alternative breaks, a survey of civic engagement at Clayton State, civic engagement in the digital age, the impact of the HOPE scholarship cuts, and various mentoring and tutoring projects.
For more information on the conference, contact Dr. Joseph Corrado, Clayton State assistant professor of Political Science and campus coordinator of the American Democracy Project, at