Family and Consumer Sciences - Student Organizations and Opportunities
The Meredith Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (MAFCS) is open to students majoring in any area of human environmental sciences.
Meredith has an active student chapter and officers at the local, state and national level. Our students receive a 50% discount on national membership fees.
The AAFCS is one of the oldest professional organizations in the United States. Its purpose is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities through education, collaboration, leadership and research.
For more on the national professional organization, visit www.aafcs.org.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Meredith regularly sponsors student attendance at state and national conferences for AAFCS and the North CarolinaAssociation of Family and Consumer Sciences (NCAFCS).
In fact, Meredith was the most represented school in undergraduate research presentation at a recent AAFCS conference.
Recent research presentations include
- “Comparison of Mother-Daughter Communication Factors to Daughter’s Attachment Style Preference,” presented at AAFCS annual meeting, June 2006.
- “Relationship of Family Nickname Practices Compared to Reported Levels of Family Cohesion,” presented at AAFCS annual meeting, June 2006.
- “Comparison of Affective Parenting, Familial Behavior Control and General Family Functioning to Levels of Alcohol Use,” presented at NCAFCS annual meeting, March 2006.