Graduate Studies

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    The next university-wide Graduate Research Conference will be held on March 2, 2018.
  • Two students presenting on stage
    The conference will be held in the University Union.
  • Female student speaking to a group in a conference room
    Proposal submissions due January 19, 2018.
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    Students who submit an abstract agree to present if accepted.
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    All accepted abstracts will be posted on the Graduate Studies website in February.

Graduate Research Conference

The WIU School of Graduate Studies will host the fifth annual university-wide Graduate Research Conference on March 2, 2018 in the University Union. All WIU graduate students interested in participating are encouraged to submit a proposal for a poster, paper presentation, or performance online by January 19, 2018. 

2018 Conference Materials
2018 Conference

Congratulations to the 2018 Graduate Research Conference Award Winners:

Research Posters
  • 1st Place - George Agyeah (Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics) "Modeling the Success of Kickstarter Projects"
  • 2nd Place - Maria-Jose Romero-Jimenez (Biology) "Description of Darksidea, a Novel Genus within Pleosporales, and Evaluation of their Effects on Grasses"
  • 3rd Place - Aimee Bertolli (Psychology) "Attitude Change via Implicit Learning: Gender Stereotypes in a STEM-Related Field"
Performance Presentations
  • 1st Place - Giorgi Khatalev (Music) "Suite N5: Differences of Interpretations"
Research Presentations
  • 1st Place - Robbie Segars (Music) "Watch Your Step!: A Ragtime Musical"
  • 2nd Place - Chelsea Center (Biology) "Satellite GPS Telemetry of Asian Carp in the Upper Illinois River Waterway"
  • 3rd Place - Olaniyi Ige (Economics) "The Effect of Political Stability on Economic Growth"