Have you ever wondered how your diet affects your viruses or how keeping a beat and early literacy are related? You can find out at UNCG’s 2016 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, “Scholarship That Matters.”
The UNCG Graduate School, in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development, will host the expo on April 7 from noon until 4 p.m. in the Cone Ballroom, located in UNCG’s Elliott University Center (EUC).
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 general public. More than 85 graduate students will present their work either through posters, short colloquies or short videos. Students will be present throughout the day to explain their work and interact with the broader community. Attendees can meet with students and staff from across campus to identify ways to tap into UNCG’s talent and resources and build mutually beneficial partnerships.
Topics in this year’s showcase range widely and include: high-speed intercity passenger rail programs, how low-intensity exercise may counteract sleep deprivation, coal ash contamination in the Dan River food web, craft beer consumption and connoisseurship, long-term breast cancer survivorship among African-American women, sign language intervention with toddlers and much more.
Opening remarks will be presented by Richard “Skip” Moore, former president of the Weaver Foundation and vice chancellor for university advancement at UNCG. Judges will circulate throughout the event and will evaluate presentations in each of the venues, with final judging taking place from 3-4 p.m. in various rooms throughout the EUC.
Following the competition, a winner from each category – natural, physical and mathematical sciences; health sciences; social sciences; humanities; creative arts; and professional programs – will be awarded a $1,000 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 members and area employers are encouraged to come and engage with the students. For more information, visit The Graduate School website.