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Graduate Research Poster Session

Monday, February 15th, 2016 - Stern Student Center Ballroom - 3:00-5:00pm

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. 

Application Deadline Extended to February 8th!

  • Monday, February 8th: Deadline to electronically submit signed cover sheet, project abstract and electronic version of research poster to Michelle McGrew (, Research and Student Services Coordinator at the Graduate School at the Univerisity of Charleston, S.C. Last day for students to have their poster printed at the expense of the Graduate School.

Poster Requirements:

  • Posters should be created in PowerPoint in LANDSCAPE format set at 54" wide x 40" high. Postar display boards measure 72" wide x 48" high
  • Contact Stacey Hassard ( at the Geology Department of Cheryl Connor ( to print your poster from a PDF file 


Take a look at the 2015 Poster Session Participants!

Winners from the 2015 Poster Session:

Thirty-one graduate student posters were presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Research Poster session on Feb. 19, 2015. The top poster presenters were (in alphabetical order):
Humanities, Applied Sciences and Professional category winner
  • Andrew Wynne, candidate in Environmental Studies (Peace Corps Master’s International program), “Sustaining the Flow: Designing a Community-Based Participatory Solid Waste Management Program for Urban Rivers in Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines”


Natural Sciences and Abstract Mathematics category winner
  • Whitney L. Heuring, candidate in Marine Biology program, “Do Females Set the Stage? The Roles of Female Aggression and Spacing in Monogamous Snapping Shrimp”


People’s Choice award-winner
  • Robert M. Edman, candidate in Marine Biology program, “Movement Patterns and Trophic Ecology of Tiger Sharks Caught off the Southeast Coast of the United States”


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