Symposium 2017

Graduate Research Symposium

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FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

Kent Student Center


Registration Deadline for Presenters is Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact Brooke Long at if you have any questions.





Our annual Graduate Research Symposium has grown to be the largest annual research event on campus, with last year’s event showcasing nearly 300 individual presentations!  The event itself features oral and poster presentations by graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines.  Faculty and graduate students serve as judges for groups of presentations sharing similar themes or representing common areas of study.  The Symposium is concluded with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters.

The Symposium offers benefits for students with any range of presentation experience and skills. For those with minimal experience, our event provides an opportunity to speak about research and receive interdisciplinary feedback. For those with more advanced skills, the Symposium offers a chance to earn a mark of distinction on their CVs and the chance to practice for future job interviews and research talks.

View The 2016 Final Program (Short Version - Mobile Friendly)

2016 Final Program (Full Abstracts - 40MB)




Applied Engineering, Sustainability, & Technology

Sreenivasa Reddy Ambati

Aliaa Maar



Michelle Bebber

Andrew Kramer

Andy Martinez

Andrew Skrinyer


Architecture & Environmental Design

Abby Baker

Christian Ford

Zachary Forney

Hanieh Haji Molana

Caleb Heller

Rachel Kirkwood

Forrest Paige

Taylor Pfeffenberger



Sarah Bartram


Biological Science

Binaya Adhikari

Suranjana Goswami

Leah Kershner

Raissa Mendonca


Biomedical Science

Asaad Aladlaan

Spencer Andrei

Rebecca Curry

Fouad Moussa


Business Administration

Catherine Hessick


Chemistry & Biochemistry

Pramila Ghimire

Sangeetha Selvam

Yi You


Communication & Information

Bill Kelvin


Computer Science

Naser Al Madi

Nahla Abid



Leanna Lostoski



Gordon Stumpo


Foundations, Leadership, & Administration

Erika Gallion

Kate Klonowski

Neete Saha



Erik Smith

Kathryn Hannum


Health Science

Curtis Fennell


Liquid Crystal Institute

Andrii Varanytsia


Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences

Colleen Dragovich

Erin Goodridge

Kimberly Travers



Mark Bissler

Lisa Hendrixson


Modern & Classical Languages

Bahreh Gharehgozlou



Kristin Coen-Mishlan



Ryan Marx



Colin McGinty


Podiatric Medicine

Emily Zulauf


Political Science

Kristen Traynor


Psychological Science

Shaima Almahmoud

Michael Baranski

Haylee DeLuca

Angela Junglen

Mansi Mehta

Dana Pugh

Brian Smith

Kathryn Wissman


Public Health

Lauren Birmingham

Jenna Brinker

Lorriane Odhiambo


Visual Communication Design

Leigh Hughes

Jordan Kauffman

Alan Walker