This year’s globalization conference; Globalization & New Migration Patterns brought teams from eight Connecticut high schools to make presentations on the reasons and implications of migration throughout the world. The event was held on April 17th at the Storrs Campus with each school representing a chosen country and presenting to the group how globalization not only blurs national boundaries to the trade of goods and capital, but also the reasons behind the movement of people from regions of rapid population growth, systematic oppression, economic depression, and violent conflict. About 160 students were welcomed by keynote speaker Chris George, Executive Director of New Haven's Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, who spoke about his organization's effort in resettling recent refugees to Connecticut.
Connecticut high schools represented the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Qatar, Sweden, Australia, Canada and the United States. Teams not only presented their findings but also participated in discussion sessions with UConn faculty that are subject matter experts on the represented countries.
Bridgeport Aquaculture Science and Technology High School took second runner-up representing Qatar. First runner-up went to University High School representing Australia and the grand prize was awarded to Greenwich High School for their thorough presentation on migration patterns in Mexico.
Pictures of the event can be found on the UConn ECE Facebook page.
Details of the event can be found on the event page.
Australia - First Runner Up
University High School
AMST1201: Introduction to American Studies
Lyme-Old Lyme High School
PHYS1202Q: General Physics II
Oxford High School
SPAN3179: Spanish Conversation Cultural Topics
Mexico - Grand Prize Winner
Greenwich High School
POLS1202: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Qatar - Second Runner Up
Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science & Technology Education Center
MARN1002: Introduction to Marine Science
Cheshire High School
ECON1202: Principles of Macroeconomics
The Master's School
ENGL1011: Seminar in Writing Through Literature/POLS1402: Introduction to International Relations
Sarah King & Lisa-Brit Wahlberg
Prince Technical High School
HIST1502: United States History since 1877