Graduate Studies

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    The next university-wide Graduate Research Conference will be held on March 3, 2017.
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    The conference will be held in the University Union.
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    Proposal submissions due January 20, 2017.
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    Students who submit an abstract agree to present if accepted.
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    All accepted abstracts will be posted on the Graduate Studies website in February.

Graduate Research Conference

The WIU School of Graduate Studies will host the fourth annual university-wide Graduate Research Conference next spring on March 3, 2017 in the University Union. All WIU graduate students interested in participating are encouraged to submit a proposal for a poster, paper presentation, or performance online by January 20, 2017.

2016 Conference

Congratulations to the 2016 Graduate Research Conference Award Winners:

Research Posters
  • 1st Place – Emmanuel Adebayo (Physics) “Overlapping Molecular Clouds in the Low Mass Star Forming Region L1521F”
  • 2nd Place – Lalitha Deepti Kolluru (Chemistry) “Synthesis of Symmetrical Biaryl Compounds by Detelluration Reactions”
  • 3rd Place – Michele Rehbein (Biology) “West Nile Virus Surveillance in Rural Western Illinois”
Research Presentations
  • 1st Place – Jessica Marty (Education and Interdisciplinary Studies) “Vocabulary Instruction: The Effectiveness of the Frayer Model for Level 2 and 3 ELLs in First Through Third Grade”
  • 2nd Place – Natalia Kazakova (Psychology) “Correlates of Inhalant Use in a Sample of College Students”
  • 3rd Place – Shyan Edwards (Sociology) “Capitalism and Slavery: A Historical Comparative Analysis of the Abolition of West African Slavery Between Jamaica and the United States of America in the Nineteenth Century”
Conference Materials