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Graduate Research Symposium

The Twenty-Second Annual Graduate Research Symposium &
Graduate Research Competition

Thursday, 27 March, 2014
University Center
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 

2014 Program 


 2013-2014 Graduate Research Symposium Awards


Three Minute Thesis Competition
1st Place - Whitney Petit, Psychology
2nd Place - Rachel Adams, English
People's Choice - Tiffany Salido, Physical Therapy

Best Overall Research Award
Emily Baker, History

NC Research Recognition Award
Katie Barnes, Rebeca Bermudez, Jamie Bowen, Brittany Lysik, Whitney Vandenraadt, Sarah Worley (Physical Therapy)

Research Paper Discipline Area Awards
Education – Shannon Montgomery
English – Yolanda Newhouse
History – Emily Baker
Science and Math – Nalin Darsanasiri

Presentations Selected for Graduate Education Day in Raleigh on 21 May 2014
Veronica Flamenco - Engineering Technology
Jessica McDonald-Duke - Biology


The Graduate Research Symposium and the Graduate Research Competition are two separate but complementary activities. The Symposium is a forum for graduate students to present the results of their graduate research, or in an area of academic interest to the student, to the Western community. The Research Competition is an opportunity for students to submit research (ie: written paper, artistic presentation, etc.) for blind review and ranking by Western faculty.

Students may enter either or both the Symposium and Research Competition. A presentation entered in the Competition must also be presented at the Symposium.

Prior Programs
2013 Program


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