SCHENECTADY, NY -- Richard Csaplar, '13 of Groton, was a presenter at Union College's annual Steinmetz Symposium Day held May 10.

Csaplar presented researched titled, "The Economics of Violent Crime: A Study of Chicago's High Crime Rate."

Every year, Union College celebrates its Undergraduate Research program by inviting students to present their creative and scholarly achievements. This year, more than 450 students participated in the festivities that spanned all of the college's academic disciplines.

The symposium is named for one of the college's most renowned faculty members, Charles Proteus Steinmetz, who taught electrical engineering and applied physics. As a chief engineer for the General Electric Company, he was widely regarded as America's leading electrical engineer.