Graduate Studies

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    The next university-wide Graduate Research Conference will be held on February 28, 2020.
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    The conference will be held in the University Union.
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    Proposal submissions due January 17, 2020. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 27, 2020.
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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 early February.

Graduate Research Conference

The WIU School of Graduate Studies will host the seventh annual university-wide Graduate Research Conference on February 28, 2020 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 17, 2020. *DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 27, 2020.*

2019 Conference Materials
2019 Conference

Congratulations to the 2019 Graduate Research Conference Award Winners:

Research Posters
  • 1st Place - Rebecca Haughey (Chemistry) "Determination of Phosphate and Nitrate Concentation in Soil and Water Samples"
  • 2nd Place - Samuel Almendarez (Kinesiology) "Effects of Ultra-Endurance Racing on Response Time and Memory Recall"
  • 3rd Place - Tyler Thomsen and Madeline Tomczak (Biology) "Habitat Use of Larval Fish in Backwater Reaches of the Upper Mississippi River"
Performance Presentations
  • 1st Place - Austin James Roach (Theatre - Acting) "Dishonorable Tyrant: Honor and Natural Law Justice in Fuenteovejun"
Research Presentations
  • 1st Place - Taylor Gunby (Chemistry) "Determination of Fd-tet Bacteriophage Infectivity of E. coli B91BK Under Conditions that Disrupt the Biotin-Streptavidin Interaction"
  • 2nd Place - Zachary Riel (Communication) "Response to a WEA Tornado Warning Text Message"
  • 3rd Place - Dominique Turney (Biology) "Paddlefish Movement and Habitat Use Using Acoustic Telemetry in the Upper Mississippi River (Pools 14-19)"