Marino selected to present paper at national research conference

Savannah Marino

Polk County High graduate Savannah Marino has been chosen as a presenter for the 30th Anniversary National Conference on Undergraduate Research, to be held April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

The annual NCUR event seeks to “promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education,” according to the Council on Undergraduate Research. The event was founded in 1987 at UNCA and returns to the campus this year to holdĀ its 30th conference.

More than 4,000 applications to present at NCUR 30 were received.

Marino is a senior at Western Carolina University majoring in psychology with plans to pursue her master’s degree in psychology at WCU. The research paper which she will present at NCUR is entitled “Slut Shaming in Women” and deals with female shaming in the workplace and at school.