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Graduate Research and Creativity Expo to Showcase Talent of UNCG Graduate Students

Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: ,
The UNCG Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development will host the 3rd annual Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship That Matters” on April 9, 2015, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the Elliott University Center at UNCG.

The UNCG Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development will host the 3rd annual Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship That Matters” on April 9, 2015, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the Elliott University Center at UNCG.

The purpose of the Expo is to showcase the accomplishments of UNCG’s graduate students to the Greater Greensboro community, and to provide a venue for students to communicate their research and creative activities to the public. More than 80 graduate students will present their work either through posters, short colloquies, or short videos. Students will be present to explain their work and interact with the broader community. Expo attendees will have the opportunity to meet with staff from UNCG’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement and the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center to identify ways to tap into UNCG’s talent and resources and build mutually beneficial partnerships.

Register in advance to reserve a meeting time at: http://bit.ly/18Dii2e.

The Expo is organized into competitions in the following Poster Topics: Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences; Health Sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities; Creative Arts; and Professional Programs.  Topics in this year’s Showcase range widely and include: the healing power of art; evaluating the cognition of persons with dementia after interaction with natural elements; genetic variants contributing to undiagnosed bleeding disorders;  study of a competitive athlete with multiple sclerosis; evaluating retail service quality in the bridal industry; perceptions of parenting behaviors and substance abuse in transition-aged youth;  peer victimization and young children’s internalizing problems;  the effect of redevelopment on the historic character of Ole Asheboro; providing low-income families with diapers from a diaper bank; products as potential “kryptonite” for superbugs; choreographic research that critiques the systems within which we live, (hash tag) #reality!; seasonal variation of mercury in peatland waters; jump-starting the cell: how viruses evade anti-viral drugs through alternative gene activation; nature chronicles: storytelling across disciplines; implications of international online shopping by US consumers; music instruction and improved functioning in children with autism; pony club, therapeutic riding centers, and competitive opportunities for people with disabilities,  and much more!

Find the Expo schedule and sign up for consultations with staff at http://grs.uncg.edu/grc-expo/. Judges will be circulating throughout the event and will be evaluating presentations in each of the venues. Following the competition, a winner from each category will be awarded a $1000 prize. Winners from the competition will participate in May at the State Legislature’s Graduate Education Day in Raleigh.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be provided in the Oakland Parking Deck for showcase attendees.  Community partners and area employers are encouraged to come and engage with the students and may request a Resume Book prior to the event.  For more information, please visit The Graduate School website at http://grs.uncg.edu/grc-expo/.

Click here for a shareable Graduate Research Expo flyer!

Reposted from the UNCG Graduate School