Student showcases research at Minnesota Capitol

Concordia College senior Jaden Link presented his research about critical race theory at the 2024 Scholars at the Capitol event on February 22. The annual event is hosted at the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul by the Minnesota Private College Council and is a way to congratulate and celebrate students and their research.

Jaden Link presents research at Scholars at the Capitol event.

Link is studying psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and music. His research focused on education surrounding CRT and determining its efficacy. Link found that with the implementation of CRT education, higher levels of empathy, commitment to social justice, and other antiracist attitudes and behaviors can be predicted.

Link expressed his excitement regarding the experience of presenting his research, as well as conducting the research itself.

“I absolutely loved presenting my research at the Capitol,” Link said. “It was exhilarating getting to work with other scholars in Minnesota, and I loved being able to share my research and learn from other people. It was unequivocally a valuable experience. Research is so much fun, and it has helped me build my resume for graduate school while also offering great experience and skill-building. I will treasure these experiences forever.”

The abstract of Link's research can be viewed on page 10 here

Written by Olivia Slyter '25