Graduate Student Research Showcase shows off graduate’s work

30 April 2019

Suzanne Seyfi

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    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