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Spartans in Raleigh for Graduate Education Day

Three winners of UNCG’s 2018 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo represented UNCG during Graduate Education Day in Raleigh May 30. Graduate students Elizabeth Ellis, Alla Letfullina and Yener Ulus spoke with state legislators about their research and how it benefits North Carolina.

They were accompanied by UNCG’s Greg Bell, associate dean of the Graduate School, and met with Representatives Amos Quick, Jon Hardister, John Faircloth and Pat Hurley.

Ellis, an M.A. student in history, shared her research on North Carolina’s complicated Civil War past and how that past informs the state’s policies and memory of the Civil War.

Letfullina, a Ph.D. candidate in nanoscience, discussed her research on creating an improved, cost-efficient and recyclable solid-state lithium ion battery. Her work contributes to North Carolina’s clean air and recycling initiatives.

Ulus, a Ph.D. student in environmental health science, shared his research on how rising sea levels affect mercury in the coastal plain wetlands of North Carolina. His work is important for both fisheries and the environment in North Carolina, the U.S. and the world.