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Graduate Research Poster Session

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 - Stern Center Ballroom, 2:00 - 4:00pm

The Graduate Student Research Poster Session is held annually, usually near the start of the Spring semester. The poster session provides an introduction to the impressive research activities currently taking place in our graduate programs.Students are encouraged to participate to showcase their research, even if they are in the beginning stages of their research; work conducted at internships is also applicable for this poster session. It also recognizes the ongoing contributions of graduate students, faculty, and alumni to the betterment of our local, state and global communities.

  • Guide on How to Make Your Poster (PDF)


  • Poster Proposal Cover Sheets and project abstracts should be emailed to Michelle McGrew at, or dropped off at the Graduate School Office located in 310 Randolph Hall, no later than 5:00pm, Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.
  • Posters should be created in PowerPoint in LANDSCAPE format set at 54" wide x 40" high. Poster display boards measure 72" wide x 48" high
  • All participating students may have posters printed on behalf of the graduate school at the CofC Copy Center until 9am, Monday, February 26th. Please submit a pdf copy of your poster using the above dimensions to both and; your poster will be available for pickup by 5pm, Wednesday, February 28th.
  • Students may also contact Stacey Hassard ( in the Department of Geology for additional information about poster printing.


Congratulations to our 2017 Graduate Student Research Poster Session Winners!

Thirty-two students particpiated at the 11th Annual Graduate Research Poster session on Feb. 15, 2017. The top poster presenters were:
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Category Winner
  • Madeline Sloan, candidate in the Public Administration program, "Improving Community/Police Relations in Times of Racial Discord: The Charleston Illumination Project"

           Madeline Sloan

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Category Winner
  • Victoria Ruddle, candidate in the Marine Biology program, "Age Structure of Atlantic and Shortnose Sturgeon in the Cooper River Using the Minimally Invasive Pectoral Fin Ray"

           Victoria Ruddle

People’s Choice Award-Winner
  • Ellie Smith, candidate in the Communication program - "Nobody Ever Asks Me:" Formative Audience Research to Address Rural Health Disparities Utilizing a Reproductive Justice Framework

           Ellie Smith

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