From the smallest life forms to the most complex social, economic and environmental systems, graduate student research in West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design runs the gamut.
Davis College students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees will get the chance to share their scholarly endeavors at the 16th annual Graduate Student Research Conference on Tuesday, April 10, in the National Research Center for Coal and Energy on WVU’s Evansdale Campus.
“The annual event is a unique opportunity to recognize the many research accomplishments of our talented graduate students and to enhance their professional development,” said Robert Burns, assistant professor of recreation, parks and tourism resources and one of the event’s organizers. “The conference also provides a forum for the entire Davis College to share information and showcase the breadth and diversity of research activities undertaken by the students and faculty.”
Students will present either a 15-minute oral research paper or a research poster. Ph.D. and master’s students will be judged separately in the two categories: oral presentation and poster presentation. For each contest, monetary awards will be awarded for first and second place in both the paper and poster categories.
The event is free and open to the public. Ph.D. candidates will present their papers from 8:20 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Master’s candidates will present their papers from 1:40 to 4 p.m. Master’s candidates will be available to answer questions about their research posters from 9 to 11 a.m. Ph.D. candidates will be available to answer questions about their research posters from 1 to 3 p.m.
For a complete presentation schedule and list of abstracts, please click here .