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Faculty & Graduate Research Conference

Past Conferences

2018 Graduate Research Conference

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Award Winners

Three Minute Thesis®:

  • Overall Winner: Spencer Cruz - The Influence of Exotic Plant Leaf Litter on Amphibian Growth and Development, Columbus State University
  • Runner Up and People's Choice Winner: Allison Bridges - The Trouble with Cancer Stem Cells, Augusta University

2017 Graduate Research Conference

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Award Winners

Three Minute Thesis®:

  • Overall Winner and People's Choice Winner: Lauren Whitehurst - Developing a DNA barcoding pipeline for the identification and prevention of invasive plant propagules entering the Port of Savannah, Columbus State University
  • Runner Up: Marissa Granberry - Cold Tolerance Variation in Introduced Apple Snails (Pomacea maculata), Columbus State University

Conference:

  • Best Poster Presentation: Amy Sibley - Histopathological liver assessment of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) from two Columbus, GA creeks for evaluation of pollution, Columbus State University
  • Best Oral Presentation: Lauren Whitehurst - Developing a DNA barcoding pipeline for the identification and prevention of invasive plant propagules entering the Port of Savannah, Columbus State University

2016 Graduate Research Conference

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Award Winners

Three Minute Thesis®:

  • Overall Winner and People's Choice Winner: Kerstin Motsch - A Look at Water Quality in Cape Coral Florida, Columbus State University
  • Runner Up: Barbara Quintard - It's Not Too Late: A Study of Learning Preferences of Low-Literacy Adult Emergent Bilinguals, Lee University
  • Finalists:
    • Caitlin Gallagher – Effects of Female Condition and Human Disturbance on Allocation of Biliverdin to Eggshells of Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) Breeding in West-central Georgia, Columbus State University
    • Marissa Granberry – Cold Tolerance Variation in Introduced Apple Snails Along a Latitudinal Gradient, Columbus State University
    • Javier Livio – Fuzzy Expert Systems: A More Human-Based Approach for Sensorial Evaluation of Coffee-Bean Attributes to Derive Quality Scoring, Columbus State University
    • Lauren Whitehurst - Implementing a DNA barcoding pipeline for the Identification and Prevention of Invasive Plant Propagules Entering Ports, Columbus State University

Conference:

  • Best Poster Presentation: Nathaniel Maddox, Kari West & Ashley Howard - The Significance of Learned Social Attachments for Life Satisfaction Among Gender Nonconforming College Students, Savannah State University
  • Best Oral Presentation: Lauren Whitehurst - Implementing a DNA Barcoding Pipeline for the Identification and Prevention of Invasive Plant Propagules Entering Ports, Columbus State University

2015 Graduate Research Conference

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Award Winners

  • Best Poster Presentation Award(tied): Nicholas Motahari & Nandeesh Hiremath, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Poster Presentation Award(tied): Becky Snow, Columbus State University
  • Best Oral Presentation Award: Samantha Worthy, Columbus State University

2014 Graduate Research Conference

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Award Winners

  • Best Poster Presentation Award(tied): Krishanu Karmakar, Georgia State University
  • Best Poster Presentation Award(tied): Jennifer Dumaine, Western Kentucky University
  • Best Oral Presentation Award(tied): Jamal El-Amin, Clayton State University
  • Best Oral Presentation Award(tied): Scott Silvis, Columbus State University