This post is brought to you by Dean Amy McCandless and Associate Dean Dave Owens. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Graduate Student Research Poster Session last Friday!
The Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Session was a resounding success, with 33 projects being presented by 37 graduate students from eight different graduate programs. In excess of 200 Faculty, Staff and Lowcountry Citizens grilled and queried the presenters and enjoyed a tasty reception sponsored by the Graduate Student Association and the Graduate School in the Stern Center Ballroom. Topics ranged from a very creative interpretation of the movie Apocalypse Now by English master’s candidate Whitney Adams to a careful analysis of the impacts of the shrimp trawling industry on local populations of dolphins by Master of Environmental Studies student Justin Greenman. All of the topics were clearly designed to evoke discussion about our students’ research projects and initiatives.
Our thanks go out to Dean John Newell of the Honors College, Associate Dean Jim Deavor of the School of Science and Math, Dean Jeri Cabot of Student Affairs, Chair Jaap Hillenius of the Biology Department and Eileen Callahan Director of Compliance at the Office of Research and Grants Administration.
The top poster presenters were (in alphabetical order) :
Andrew P. Davis (History) “Onward Christian Soldiers”: Religious Popular Print and Combat Motivation in the Army of the Confederacy. 1863-1865.
Cara Dombroski and Cassidy Canipe (Public Administration) Criminal Domestic Violence Incident Reports – A One-Year Study of Criminal Domestic Violence Incident Reports from Law Enforcement Agencies: Data Collected and Analytical Review.
Michael P. Griffin (Environmental Studies) What Goes Down Must Come Up: The Role of Groundwater in Lowcountry Flooding.
Keith Hanson (Environmental Studies) Anthropogenic Impacts on Herpetofaunal Diversity and Community Structure on Kiawah Island, SC.
Michael T. Owens (English) Disability Narratives in African American Communities.
Erica N. Veal (History) Charleston’s Black Shining Prince: James Eber Campbell, Uplifting Through Education.