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New ‘Graduate Research & Creativity Expo’

This expo will be held in the EUC on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. The campus community is invited to stop in and see the work.

“This spring’s event represents a new initiative by The Graduate School and the Office of Research & Economic Development to highlight the full array and impact of graduate student research and marks the beginning of a new, annual tradition,” says Dr. Laura Chesak, associate dean in the Graduate School and associate professor (LLC).

More than 80 graduate students will present their work in six broad categories: creative arts; health sciences; humanities; natural, physical, and mathematical sciences; professional programs; and social sciences. Many will discuss their posters in Cone Ballroom. Others will give 15-minute presentations in nearby EUC rooms. The complete schedule is here.

Topics range from the impact of exercise on memory, to designing products for mass consumption that retain a cultural identity, to an examination of failed North American colonies and implications for today’s institutions and business ventures. Other posters or presentations will address using natural compounds to help stop disease such as breast cancer; the multiple challenges and high stress for new nurses and the effects on their sleep, nutrition and exercise; an online solution to train the North Carolina workforce on aging issues; and rehabilitating industrial mills into affordable housing.

“Student research on diverse aspects of the healthcare industry and health insurance coverage, the global apparel industry, and the impact of social media on culture in the U.S. and other countries (such as Saudi Arabia) demonstrates a focus on “scholarship that matters,”” she notes.

For the students, a $1,000 prize is available in each category. Winners will also meet with state legislators in Raleigh during Graduate Education Day on May 23, which will showcase the impact of graduate education across the state.