JOMC student first in the department to place in a national undergraduate research competition

JOMC student Courtney Turner received an honorable mention at the undergraduate academic poster competition sponsored by the Black Doctoral Network, which held its national conference October 25-27 in Charlotte, N.C.

The poster, “The Black Panther Effect: Movie Ups Aggie Swag,” summarized survey results from a pilot study of nearly 260 N.C. A&T students about their reaction to the movie.

See Poster


First for JOMC

It was the first time in the history of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department that a student has placed in a national undergraduate research poster competition. Students have won 1st (2012) and second place (2017) in previous A&T undergraduate research poster competitions.

The poster was among 45 entered in this year’s BDN Undergraduate Research competition from such universities as Loyola Marymount, Rutgers, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Florida A&M.

Turner was a student in Dr. Kim Smith’s Mass Communication Research class, where he learned basic quantitative and qualitative research skills. He is scheduled to graduate in December from North Carolina A&T State University and is considering graduate school, especially after networking with African-American scholars at this conference.

About BDN

(From the BDN website)

The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is a clearinghouse for individuals of African descent who are holders of or scholars engaged in the pursuit of doctoral degrees from accredited institutions of higher learning worldwide. We provide opportunities for networking and collaboration and foster interconnectedness within the black intelligentsia for the purpose of eliminating the achievement gap among persons at all education levels while creating a pipeline for the most underserved students toward the upper echelons of the academy and beyond.”

Keywords: North Carolina A&T State University, Courtney Turner, Black Doctoral Network, Undergraduate research, award









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