Graduate students converged on the Ramsey Center and University Center March 21-22, 2018 to showcase their research efforts at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Graduate Research Symposium, part of WCU’s campus-wide Research and Scholarship Celebration (RASC). Graduate students presented their research in a variety of formats, including research posters, oral presentations and academic papers.
The event, sponsored by the Graduate School, the Office of the Provost and the Graduate Student Association, highlights the outstanding quality and variety of graduate-level research at Western Carolina University. The Symposium also provides graduate students with the opportunity to practice their communication skills to constituents both inside and outside their disciplines.
Dr. David Shapiro presented an inspiring message during the keynote address titled, “Professional Development – A Process in Progress.”
The event closed at the Blue Ridge Conference Center with a Reception and Awards Ceremony. Acting Provost, Dr. Carol Burton provided words of praise and encouragement to the student researchers and their faculty sponsors.
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Graduate Research Symposium is scheduled for April 3-4, 2019.
|First Place - $200 Cash Award||Second Place - $125 Cash Award|
|American Toads Increase Movement in the Presence of the Red-Imported Fire Ants||Mosquito Speciation using IR Spectroscopy|
Literature Review Category Winner - $200 Cash Award
Jennifer Miller - The War at Home: The Psychosocial Impact that Deployment has on Military Children
Research Paper Category Winner - $200 Cash Award
Jarred Worley - The Fruit of Fulfillment: Imagination, Inner Being, and Journeys Between the Binary in Jeanette Winterson's Sexing the Cherry