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UNCG Graduate Research & Creativity Expo April 9

Photo of students mingling at last year's Graduate Research and Creativity ExpoUNCG will showcase the research and creativity of its graduate students April 9.

The 3rd Annual UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship That Matters” will be held Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 1 – 4 p.m. in UNCG’s Elliott University Center.
It is hosted by the UNCG Graduate School in partnership with the UNCG Office of Research and Economic Development.

The purpose of the Expo is to showcase the accomplishments of UNCG’s graduate students to the Greater Greensboro community in addition to the campus community, and to provide a venue for students to communicate their research and creative activities to the public. Everyone is welcome.

More than 80 graduate students will present their work either through posters, short colloquies, or short videos. Students will be present to explain their work and interact with the broader community. Attendees from campus and from the larger community can meet with staff from across campus to identify ways to tap into UNCG’s talent and resources and build mutually beneficial partnerships. You may register in advance to discuss internships and student recruitment with staff from Career Services, and others ways to connect with UNCG with staff from the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement.

The Expo is organized into competitions in the following broad categories: Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences; Health Sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities; Creative Arts; and Professional Programs.

Topics in this year’s Showcase range widely and include: the healing power of art; evaluating the cognition of persons with dementia after interaction with natural elements; genetic variants contributing to undiagnosed bleeding disorders; study of a competitive athlete with multiple sclerosis; evaluating retail service quality in the bridal industry; perceptions of parenting behaviors and substance abuse in transition-aged youth; peer victimization and young children’s internalizing problems; the effect of redevelopment on the historic character of Ole Asheboro; providing low-income families with diapers from a diaper bank; products as potential “kryptonite” for superbugs; choreographic research that critiques the systems within which we live; seasonal variation of mercury in peatland waters; jump-starting the cell: how viruses evade anti-viral drugs through alternative gene activation; nature chronicles: storytelling across disciplines; implications of international online shopping by US consumers; music instruction and improved functioning in children with autism; pony club, therapeutic riding centers, and competitive opportunities for people with disabilities; and much more.

Find the full Expo schedule and more information at http://grs.uncg.edu/grc-expo.