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Graduate Research and Creativity Expo
Elliott University Center, UNCG
The results are in and the winners have been chosen for the 2013 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo!
1st Place, Felicia Dean (Interior Architecture), “From Fashion to Furniture: The Formation of Three-Dimensional Upholstery”
Honorable Mention, Aaron Wilson (Music Performance), “Bridging the Virtual Gap in Internet-Based Music Instruction: A Feasibility Study in Trombone Performance Education”
1st Place, Amirah Lane (Interior Architecture), “Aladdin Kit Homes and the Fisher Park Neighborhood”
Honorable Mention, Brenta Blevins (English) and Stacy Wilder (English), “The UNCG Digital ACT Studio: Toward a Future of Multiliteracy”
1st Place, Megan Kemmery, Margo Appenzeller, and Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh (Specialized Education Services), “When Your Car is Your Classroom”
Honorable Mention, Minita Sanghvi (Consumer, Apparel, & Retail Studies), “The Role of Appearance Management in Political Marketing in Local Elections”
1st Place, Richard Vestal (Nanoscience), “Targeting the Atypical Chemokine Receptor CXCR7 for the Treatment of Glioblastoma”
Honorable Mention/Tied for 2nd place, Alexa Barwick (Communication Sciences & Disorders), “Can Telepractice Be Utilized Effectively to Treat Speech and Voice Disorders in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease?” and Ciara Floyd (Kinesiology), “The Relationship between a Gymnastics-Specific Fitness Test and Performance Scores”
Natural, Physical, & Mathematical Sciences:
1st Place, Jonathan Messer (Nutrition), “Effect of Antioxidant, Quercetin, on Bone Cell Function”
Honorable Mention, Stephen Glass (Kinesiology), “Noise-Enhanced Center of Pressure Complexity in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability”
1st Place, John Nowlin (Geography), “A Mesoscale Geophysical Capability/Suitability Model for Vitis Vinifera Vineyard Site Selection in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad Region: Case Study of Rockingham County, NC”
Honorable Mention, Lucy Lewis (Counseling & Educational Development), “‘I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends’: The Role of Facebook on the School Adjustment of Newcomer Refugee Students”
The Graduate School and the Office of Research and Economic Development invite you to attend the 2014 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, date TBA, in the Elliott University Center at UNCG.
This co-sponsored event is designed to showcase graduate research and creative work to a variety of non-specialized audiences. It is not intended to be like an academic conference in your discipline.
*Please plan to present your work in a way that is accessible to diverse audiences and explains in jargon-free language why your work matters and is relevant. Imagine that you may be speaking to Middle College students, undergraduates, journalists, community members, area business owners, representatives from boards and foundations, state legislators, or your neighbors down the street. Please do not plan to re-use a poster or paper that you have prepared for a discipline-specific conference: be thinking of your new audience(s) and the best way to communicate with them.
*Please Note: All registrants are automatically accepted and all forms of presentation will be evaluated on an equal footing (there is no hierarchy implied in the choice of one format over another). Most registrants are strongly encouraged to present using a poster as a visual aid/backdrop; remember that your poster is not intended to speak for you and that you must present your work and make it accessible to your audience(s). Space is limited for panel presentations and priority will be given to registrants whose creative work does not translate well into the poster format. Registrants are strongly discouraged from “reading” a paper and must engage with the audience.
Categories and Prize Information
Participants may register to present in one of six categories:
- Creative Arts
- Health Sciences
- Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences
- Professional Programs
- Social Sciences
There will be a $1,000* prize for the winner of each category. (If a group wins the category, the prize money will be split evenly among registered group members.)
*The $1,000 award will be posted to your University student account. If you have a zero balance when the award posts, the cashier’s office will issue you a refund check for the full amount. If you have a current balance, your award will pay that balance first and any funds that remain will be issued to you as a refund check. If you received Federal financial aid in 2012-2013, your aid may be reduced by the amount of this award.
Graduate Research and Creativity Expo Program
The program for the 2013 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo is now available at http://grs.uncg.edu/docs/2013_Expo_Prog.pdf
The program for the 2012 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo is now available at http://grs.uncg.edu/docs/2012_Expo_Prog.pdf.
See this article on a project presented at last year’s expo: http://ure.uncg.edu/features/2013/03/08/terra-cotta-preserve-history/
Criteria for Evaluation will include:
- Clarity of Communication to a Non-Specialized Audience
- Effective Presentation Skills
- Content Knowledge and Creativity
- Ability to Explain Why This Research/Work Matters (economic impact, societal impact, etc.)
Most registrants should select “Poster“. There is very limited space for 15 minute presentations. Please keep in mind that all Expo winners must prepare a poster for the follow up events, regardless of presentation format in the Research and Creativity Expo.
Poster Presentations: Presenters are asked to be available for at least one hour to discuss their work with attendees at the Expo. Size of posters is limited to 3′ (top to bottom) by 4′ (side to side); recommended layout can be found below under Resources.
Panel Presentations: Presenters will have a maximum of 15 minutes to present with 5 minutes for questions.
Video Installations: Maximum of 15 minutes in duration.
Registration is now closed. Please plan to join us on April 2, 2013 to view the work of our Graduate Students!
Poster Presentation Layouts can be found online at:
grs.uncg.edu/docs/template.pptx (PowerPoint File)
Please note: some items require a free Microsoft Office Viewer. Please select the appropriate viewer and download it from the Microsoft web site. Each Office file type link is labeled as such.
Printing Your Poster
Suggestions and resources for printing your poster can be found here: http://grs.uncg.edu/events/grc-poster/
Communicating Beyond Your Discipline Workshop: Practice for the Research Expo
Spring 2014 Dates TBA
Registration for these workshops are open to UNCG Graduate Students registered to participate in the 2013 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo.
Join The Graduate School for a hands-on workshop in which participants will help critique one another on the ability to discuss research with individuals outside your discipline. Come prepared to give a 2 minute “Elevator Speech” about your research and/or a draft of some of the language for your research poster.