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Graduate Research & Creativity Expo April 7

The UNCG Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development will host the 2016 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship That Matters” on April 7, 2016, noon – 4 p.m. in the EUC’s Cone Ballroom.

Opening remarks will be presented by Richard “Skip” Moore, former president of the Weaver Foundation and former Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at UNCG, with final judging taking place from 3 – 4 p.m. in various rooms through the EUC.

The purpose of the Expo is to showcase the accomplishments of UNCG’s graduate students to the Greater Greensboro community, and to provide a venue for students to communicate their research and creative activities to the general public. More than 85 graduate students will present their work either through posters, short colloquies, or short videos. Students will be present, based on various schedules, to explain their work and interact with the broader community. Attendees can meet with students and staff from across campus to identify ways to tap into UNCG’s talent and resources and build mutually beneficial partnerships.

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: high speed intercity passenger rail programs, how your diet affects your viruses, emerging cooperative grocery stores in food deserts,  trip training and reducing falling risks, how community gardens are providing fresh produce to food assistance, how low-intensity exercise may counteract sleep deprivation, looking at gendered spaces through graphic narrative, preserving the Gibsonville Prison Farm and enhancing the community, coal ash contamination in the Dan River food web, climate variability and tick- borne disease prevalence and many more.

Judges will circulate throughout the event and will evaluate presentations in each of the venues. Following the competition, a winner from each category will be awarded a $1,000 prize. Winners from the competition will participate in May at the State Legislature’s Graduate Education Day in Raleigh.

The event is free and open to the public.