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Capitol Graduate Research Summit

February 26, 2020
2nd Floor Rotunda of State Capitol Building, Topeka
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The following graduate students will represent K-State at the 17th annual (CGRS) on February 26, 2020. The CGRS is an annual showcase of research conducted by graduate students from Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Wichita State University. Participants share their research posters with state legislators and members of the Kansas Board of Regents. The top presenters from each university receive $500 scholarships sponsored by the participating institutions and .

Name

Degree Program

Presentation Title

Dryden Baumfalk

湖北快3玩法技巧Human Ecology - Kinesiology, PhD

Effects of prostate cancer and exercise training on left ventricular function and cardiac and skeletal muscle mass

 

Arvind Damodara Kannan

湖北快3玩法技巧Civil Engineering, PhD

Beneficial recovery of ammonia from swine wastewater for reuse as targeted slow release fertilizer

 

Holly Speck

 

Mass Communications, MS

Band of brothers (and sisters): Gender framing in U.S. Army commercial advertising

 

Ashish Kumar

 

Biology, PhD

Universal fluorescent sensors of high affinity iron transport, applied to Klebsiella pneumoniae

 

Stephen Lauer

 

Sociology, PhD

Conserving Kansas communities through voluntary group efforts to manage Ogallala groundwater

 

Randall Martin

 

Grain Science, MS

Functional starch properties of extrusion pre-cooked chickpea flours

 

Paige McAllister

 

湖北快3玩法技巧Human Ecology - Couple and Family Therapy, PhD

Self-compassion in the aftermath of sexual violence

 

Hannah Quellhorst

 

Entomology, PhD

Efficacy of novel, reduced-risk insecticides as an alternative management tactic for post-harvest insects in food facilities

 

Paula Silva

 

Genetics, PhD

Harnessing the wild side to improve wheat curl mite resistance

 

Catherine Stewart

 

Genetics, MS

Seasonal effects of cover crops and phosphorus fertilizer management on plfa and microbial biomass in a no-till corn-soybean cropping system in north eastern Kansas 


K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery (GRAD) Forum

March 25, 2020 - Oral Presentations - Regnier Hall
March 26, 2020 - Poster Presentations - Union Courtyard

湖北快3玩法技巧(Presentation times to be determined after abstract submission)


The K-State GRAD Forum is an annual showcase of K-State graduate student research, scholarly work, and discovery. This on-campus event provides graduate students from all disciplines an opportunity to share their work with the K-State community and to gain experience presenting their work in a professional setting.

Abstract Submission Materials

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2020, 11:59pm CST

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Information for Presenters
Poster Guidelines and Set Up
  • Posters must not exceed 60 inches in width.
  • Use of foam boards and attachment of three-dimensional objects to posters is highly discouraged to ensure posters will attach securely to walls/display boards.
  • All materials for poster display (e.g., push pins, display boards/walls) will be provided by the Graduate Student Council.
  • Posters should be displayed the entire day and may be collected after the awards ceremony. Presenters will need to be present with their posters during a two hour period (exact time to be determined).
  • Poster presenters must prepare a brief (3 minutes or less) oral presentation of their poster that can be understood by a general audience and should be prepared to answer questions from judges and attendees.
  • Presenters will be provided with a sample judge evaluation sheet in the spring.
Oral Presentation Guidelines and Equipment
  • Students giving oral presentations must give a 10 minute talk on their research using language that can be understood by a general audience, after which judges and attendees will be invited to ask questions.
  • Presenters should prepare a PowerPoint presentation or a similar form of visual presentation to accompany their talk.
  • Tech equipment for PowerPoint presentations will be provided.
  • Additional instructions about uploading presentations prior to the event and a sample judge evaluation sheet will be provided in the spring.
Tips for a Successful Presentation
  • Research/scholarly work should be presented in a way that can be understood by a broad audience. You will be presenting your work to an academically diverse audience, so you should not present your work in the same way that you would for experts in your field.
  • View videos of Three Minute Thesis competition winners and utilize Three Minute Thesis preparation resources. These resources may be especially helpful for poster presenters, but many of the resources can be applied to 10-minute oral presentations.

  • View a video on , which includes links to poster templates.
  • The Writing Center is an excellent resource to for helping students effectively communicate their research to a broad audience. Presenters are encouraged to contact the Writing Center to schedule an appointment with a tutor. 

Sessions and Awards

K-State faculty judges will select the top presenter to receive a scholarship award in each of a variety of categories. The types and number of awards to be distributed will depend on participation and funding. Additional details will be provided at a later time. 

Faculty and Post-Doc Judge Volunteers -

湖北快3玩法技巧**Judges may be assigned to evaluate posters and talks in an area of research very different from their own research/scholarly background.**

Graduate students participating in the K-State GRAD Forum are instructed to communicate their work in a way that can be understood by the general public. To provide an evaluation of presentations from this perspective, some judges will be assigned to evaluate posters in an area of research or scholarly work very different from their own.

湖北快3玩法技巧The GSC Research Forums Committee will contact volunteers by mid-March with notification of their judging assignment or to inform them that they are not needed to serve as a judge.

 


Research and the State

October 31, 2019
Courtyard, K-State Student Union
Poster presentations, 1:00-3:00 pm
Announcement of winners, 4:00 pm, Big 12 Room
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View the 2019 Research and the State abstract booklet

Event Purpose

K-State graduate students present posters of their research or scholarly work. Ten presenters are selected to represent K-State at the annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) held in the spring at the Capitol Building, where graduate students present their posters and discuss the implications their work has on issues in the state of Kansas. Presenters interact with state legislators, members of the Kansas Board of Regents, and the public. Additionally, Research and the State is a great opportunity for graduate students to share their research or scholarly work with the campus community.

Who may participate?

ALL K-State graduate students are invited to participate in this event and make the case for why the Kansas Legislature should be interested in the work being presented. Below is a list of topics that are of interest to Kansas legislators. HOWEVER, participation in the poster session is NOT limited to research/scholarly work in these areas.

Common topics of interest to legislators

sustainable water supply; economic development and job creation; workforce development; plant and animal health; food safety: from farm to fork; health conditions impacting the health of Kansas including cancer, obesity, diabetes, and other conditions; health care costs; alternative health care; community development and quality of life in rural communities; alternative and sustainable energy sources; education: student achievement and student testing; business attraction in the state. Also refer to to identify areas of interest to state legislators.


Poster Guidelines and Set-Up
  • Posters for Research and the State must not exceed 4 feet in width and 3 feet in height. Posters that exceed these dimensions may be disqualified.

  • Posters will be hung on portable walls and push pins will be provided.

  • Mounting posters to foam boards and attaching three-dimensional objects to posters is discouraged because these materials can make it difficult to attach the poster to the portable walls.

  • Presenters are to check-in and set-up their posters between 12:15pm-1:00pm in the Union Courtyard on October 31.
Tips for a successful presentation
  • Posters should be designed and presented in a way that can be understood by a broad audience. You will be presenting your work to an academically diverse audience, so you should not present your work in the same way that you would for experts in your field.

  • View videos of Three Minute Thesis competition winners and utilize Three Minute Thesis preparation resources to prepare the three-minute oral presentation of your poster.

  • View a video on , which includes links to poster templates.
  • The Writing Center is an excellent resource to for helping students effectively communicate their research to a broad audience. Presenters are encouraged to contact the Writing Center to schedule an appointment with a tutor.

 

Faculty and Post-Doc Judge Volunteers 
Time Commitment
  • Arrive to the Union Courtyard at 12:45pm on October 31
  • Poster judging will begin at 1:00pm
  • The duration of poster judging may be anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours and will be determined after the abstract submission deadline on September 30. If you are available for at least the minimum time commitment, you are encouraged to volunteer.

The GSC Research Forums Committee will contact volunteers in mid- to late-October with notification of their judging assignment or to inform them that they are not needed to serve as a judge

**Judges may be assigned to evaluate posters in an area of research very different from their own research/scholarly background.**

Graduate students participating in Research and the State are competing for selection to represent K-State at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) where they will have the opportunity to share their work with state legislators. It is important that students participating in the CGRS are able to effectively communicate their research to the general public. To provide an evaluation of poster presentations from this perspective, some judges will be assigned to evaluate posters in an area of research very different from their own research/scholarly background.

Judging related questions may be directed to the Graduate Student Council at egsc@ksu.edu.


Questions about research forums may be directed to the Graduate Student Council at egsc@ksu.edu湖北快3玩法技巧 or the Graduate School at 785-532-6191.