Poster Session Winners

Guest blogger: Dean Amy Thompson McCandless

Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Graduate Student Research Poster Session and especially to our judges — Dean Valerie Morris, Dr. Kem Fronabarger, Dr. Mike Flynn, Dr. Phil Jos, and Dr. Ben Cox. We had a record 30 entries, and the Graduate School has already received numerous comments from faculty and staff on the impressive quality of the presentations. In fact, there were so many superior entries that it was impossible to distinguish first, second, and third places in each division. Thus, we decided to award three firsts in the Science and Math Category (includes MES, MBIO, MATH, and SMFT) and three firsts in the Humanities and Social Sciences Category (includes Communication, English, Historic Preservation, History, MPA).

Science and Math Winners (in alphabetical order)

  • C. Guinn Garrett, Application of Geochemical End-Member Mixing Analysis to Delineate Water Sources in a Lowland Watershed
  • Allie Kreutzer, The Role of Crab Traps in Oyster Reef Restoration
  • Steven O’Connell,  Perfluorinated Contaminant Concentrations in Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta): Expanded Spatial and Temporal Trends along the East Coast of the United States

Humanities and Social Science Winners (in alphabetical order)

  • Angela Dembiczak, The Axe, the Noose and the Fire: What Forms of Execution during the English Peasants’ Uprising of 1381
  • Geoff Pallay,  Database Analysis of CARES, a Free Health Clinic
  • Neal Polhemus, Natural Disasters and Disastrous Politics: Rebuilding Charleston’s Fortifications 1752-1756

Award winners should contact Regina Semko in the Graduate School ( or 953-5614) to complete the necessary paperwork to receive their monetary awards. Niki DeWeese, Director of Information and Recruitment, will post photos from the event as well as the names of the award winners on the Graduate School web site.

Congratulations again to all participants for a job well done!

Amy Thompson McCandless, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School,
Associate Provost for Research, and
Professor of History

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