Communication major Patrick Cote-Abel's "Poison in Paradise: Creosote Contamination in St. Marie's, Idaho" was voted the best paper in the Social Science section of the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research Conference. Another Castleton student, Karsen Woods, also presented at the highly-competitive conference that was held from March 9-11, 2016. Woods' paper analyzed the media hype surrounding the gender transition of reality television star Caitlyn Jenner.
Castleton students have presented papers and videos at state, national and international conferences, often side by side with notable experts in their fields. In recent years, students have presented papers at the Vermont Association of Arts and Sciences, New England Women’s Studies Association, National Women’s Studies Association, Vermont Women’s Studies and Popular Culture Association Conferences. Students presented a documentary at the American Democracy Project Conference and another at the Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability in Split, Croatia.
By Cameron Clark, Peter Davenport, Matthew Schlieper, and Kyle Turner