The UNCG Graduate School is currently hosting the 10th Annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase: “Scholarship That Matters.”
The Showcase competition lets students communicate their research and creative work through short, narrated videos. More than 40 videos have been submitted, including 12 from the College of Arts & Sciences (see list and links below).
This hybrid event features an online preliminary round, which leads to an in-person final competition. The final competition is held Friday, April 8, 2022 from 1:30 – 4:00 PM at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Creating the videos prepares students to deliver “elevator pitches” on their research. Using images, graphics, and jargon-free language, the videos can serve as an advertisement for students’ scholarship, either as a “video abstract” associated with an electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) submission in ProQuest or as a department or University outreach feature.
The Showcase is open to any currently enrolled UNCG graduate student engaged in original scholarship with a UNCG faculty member. Each video is eligible to advance to the final competition and be to eligible win one of six $1,000 awards. Submissions are limited to one per student, regardless of their role in a project.
2022 Showcase Entries from the College of Arts & Sciences (Click project title link to view video)
|Author(s)||Academic Department||Project Title||Faculty Mentor|
|Lauren Dillon||History||American History Textbook & Curriculum Debates in North Carolina Public Schools, 1950-1979||Mandy L. Cooper|
|Ashley Low||History||From Nuremberg to North Carolina: The Enduring History of Eugenics, 1945-1955||Teresa Walch|
|Ian McLaughlin||English||Muggle Magic: Harry Potter and the Mirror of Social Media||Heather Adams|
|Frank Morales Shniader, Moukbel Nasr, Jennifer H. Simpson, and Bakhos A. Tannous||Chemistry and Biochemistry||Stability and Degradation of Epitranscriptome During Sample Storage||Norman Chiu|
|Moukbel Nasr, Renata L. Fleming, Bakhos A. Tannous, and Norman H. L. Chiu||Chemistry and Biochemistry||Determining the half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) by a luciferase luminescent assay||Norman Chiu|
|Kathryn Bloodworth, Sarah Gora, Dr. Clare Kazanski, and Dr. Elizabeth Bach||Biology||Effects of fire frequency on shaping multiple conservation outcomes in tallgrass prairie.||Sally E. Koerner|
|Seraiah Coe, Sourav Chakraborty and Dr. Ramji Bhandari||Biology||Are grandparents’ lifestyles responsible for their grandchildren’s health?||Ramji Bhandari|
|Josh Frost||Chemistry and Biochemistry||Stereoselective Small Molecule Desymmetrizations||Kimberly Petersen|
|Sarah Gora||Biology||Nitrogen response of belowground traits in tallgrass prairie||Sally E. Koerner|
|Kalani Thalagoda||Mathematics and Statistics||Patterns, Symmetry, Math and Modular Forms||Dan Yasaki|
|Jong Won (Peter) Lee, Dr. Rosemery Nelson-Gray and Dr. Jake King||Mathematics and Statistics||Generating Multiple Regression model of the romantic relationships’ association with borderline personality disorder traits.||Jianping Sun|
|Edward Sheehy||Masters in Applied Arts and Sciences||The Polis Framework and the Democratization of Education||Susie Boles|