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Quinnipiac University business students present their work
at Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society’s virtual conference

HAMDEN, Conn. – Nov. 24, 2020 – Four undergraduate international business majors from Quinnipiac University presented their work at the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society’s 2020 virtual conference Nov. 5-8.

Pictured from left are Anna Allan of Thornton, Colorado; Megan Haddad of Middletown, New Jersey; Rosario Spano of Mendham, New Jersey; and Matthew Zereconski of Hamburg, New Jersey.

Allan presented, “Combating Climate Change: The Roles of National Culture and Education,” which examined the role of national culture, education and GDP on the progress being made to combat climate change. Haddad presented, “An Effective Criminal Justice System: The Roles of National Culture, Gender Inequality, and Access to Information and Communication,” which explored the potential impacts of national cultural value dimensions, gender inequality, and access to information and communication on the level of an effective criminal justice system.

Spano presented, “Capital Punishment: The Impact of National Culture and Human Freedom,” which explored the degree to which culture, human freedom, and GDP impact whether or not a country has and utilizes capital punishment. Zereconski presented, “Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study on the Effects of National Culture and Democracy,” which examined the role of national culture, democracy and national wealth in the shaping of nations’ entrepreneurial environments.

“These undergraduate students have demonstrated an excellent level of research ability together with the hard work and persistence necessary to have their research accepted for presentation at a well-known international scientific conference,” said Robert Engle, professor of international business. “The School of Business is proud of their accomplishments.”

Sigma Xi, based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members.

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