30 April 2019
The Graduate Student Research Showcase is exactly that: a poster show where graduate students present their work to the public at large. It will be held on May 3 at 9 a.m. at the Gallogly Event Center.
Sarah Elsey, the Program Manager for UCCS’ Graduate School, was kind enough to answer questions about the event.
What is the purpose of the Graduate Student Research Showcase?
“Research is integrated into the mission and identity of UCCS. This showcase provides graduate students an opportunity to present their research to a live audience.”
“There is no other event on campus that solely showcases our master’s and PhD students. This event also allows the campus to learn about what our graduate students are up to inside and outside of the classroom.”
What does it entail?
“The event begins with the poster session from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend during this time to walk through the posters and talk to the students. This is a great networking opportunity across disciplines.”
“From 11:45-1:00 there will be a keynote speaker, Dr. Benek Altayli, Director of Mental Health Services, and lunch for those who RSVP.”
What benefit do graduate students derive from presenting in this event?
“Students get the opportunity to practice displaying and explaining their research to a wide range of individuals with different levels of knowledge on their topic. They also meet students outside their degree discipline, which can lead to cross discipline collaborations.”
Are fellow students encouraged to attend?
“Yes, this event is free and open to everyone!* Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are welcome and encouraged to stop by.”
“The more people who attend, the better experience for our students presenting. This can be a great opportunity for our undergraduate students to gain exposure to graduate level research.”
Which departments are presenting?
“We will have students from just about all colleges represented.”
What should readers know about the showcase that I haven’t already asked?
“Our students are doing some amazing and diverse research. We hope that the campus community will stop by and support and learn about our student research.”
*The entire showcase is indeed free and open to walk-ins, but graduate students wishing to participate and all who wish to attend the luncheon portion of the event must RSVP at [email protected] or at 719-255-3417.
Participating Graduate Students (subject to change):
Margarita Meza -Whitlatch, Psychology
Katie Granier, Clinical Psychology MA
Katalin Grajzel, Psychological Sciences
Cianna Reider, Communication
Ryan Wenzel, Communication
Jason Thornton, Communication
Megan Woissol, Communication
Gabriel Wilson, Physics
Mazen Alrahili, Physics
Patrick Yarbrough, Physics
Philip Batterson, Biology
Faith King, Biochemistry
Sara Rodriguez, Biochemistry
Michael Michaud, Chemistry
Eric Gaulke, Chemistry
Kelly Johnson, Sports Nutrition
Yuka Sanui, Sports Nutrition
Jenna Polselli, Sports Nutrition
Cody Stahl, Strength & Conditioning
Jordan Moses, Strength and Conditioning
Dalton White, Strength and Conditioning
Whitney Tramel, Strength and Conditioning
Emily Kulakowski, Strength and Conditioning
Katelin Staab, Strength & Conditioning
Derek Savage, Strength and Conditioning
Ryland Townsend, Strength and Conditioning
Jacob Bone, Strength and Conditioning
Emily Maiurro, Health Promotion
Anna Bauer, Health Promotion
Kristin Porter, Health Promotion
Trent Hovenga, Health Promotion
Maryanne Fitzgerald, Athletic Training
Michelle Murphy, Athletic Training
Kaleb DeFreese, Athletic Training
Sara Meyer, Athletic Training
Tim Haas, MBA
Nina Ellis Frischmann, Leadership, Research, and Policy
Regina Winters, Leadership, Research, and Policy