Graduate Studies

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    The next university-wide Graduate Research Conference will be held on March 3, 2017.
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    The conference will be held in the University Union.
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    Call for Proposal Submissions coming Fall 2016.
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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 fourth annual university-wide Graduate Research Conference next spring on March 3, 2017 in the University Union. Check back during Fall 2016 to find out submission deadlines.

2016 Conference

Congratulations to the 2016 Graduate Research Conference Award Winners:

Research Posters
  • 1st Place – Emmanuel Adebayo (Physics) “Overlapping Molecular Clouds in the Low Mass Star Forming Region L1521F”
  • 2nd Place – Lalitha Deepti Kolluru (Chemistry) “Synthesis of Symmetrical Biaryl Compounds by Detelluration Reactions”
  • 3rd Place – Michele Rehbein (Biology) “West Nile Virus Surveillance in Rural Western Illinois”
Research Presentations
  • 1st Place – Jessica Marty (Education and Interdisciplinary Studies) “Vocabulary Instruction: The Effectiveness of the Frayer Model for Level 2 and 3 ELLs in First Through Third Grade”
  • 2nd Place – Natalia Kazakova (Psychology) “Correlates of Inhalant Use in a Sample of College Students”
  • 3rd Place – Shyan Edwards (Sociology) “Capitalism and Slavery: A Historical Comparative Analysis of the Abolition of West African Slavery Between Jamaica and the United States of America in the Nineteenth Century”
Conference Materials