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Graduate students receive poster award from College's research conference

  |   Kathryn Kao   |   Permalink   |   Kudos,   Research,   Students and Faculty

Five graduate students in the University of Georgia College of Education were awarded the Graduate Student Research Poster Award during the 2016 College of Education Research Conference.

All participating students were required to prepare a poster focused on their research by highlighting various data-based studies, class projects, academic papers and program evaluations. Cash prizes were awarded to the top five posters across various categories, including conceptual/philosophical, mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative.

Evaluated by a panel of 10 faculty members, the students were scored on their poster's problem formulation, study design, data analysis, results and overall visual appeal.

"Judging for this year's Graduate Student Poster Competition was exceedingly difficult given the time, effort and hard work our students put into their research," said Karl Newell, associate dean for research in the College. "We expect, and have seen, great things from them this year, and I am positive that this trend will continue."

The 2016 COE Graduate Student Research Poster awardees are:

  • Thomas Bradley Willingham, kinesiology: "Novel Measures of Post-Occlusive Reactive Hyperemia in the Lower Limb Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy"
  • Melissa Erickson, kinesiology: "Effects of Post Meal Exercise on Postprandial Glucose in People Treated with Metformin"
  • Sue Hyeon Paek, educational psychology: "Examining the Potential Indirect Effect of Advanced Placement Mathematics Courses on Mathematics Achievement Through Mathematics Interest"
  • Erika Rees, kinesiology: "Effects of School Gardening Curriculum on Elementary School Children's Physical Activity and Sedentary Time"
  • William Michael Southern, kinesiology: "No Effect of Simvastatin Treatment on Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Adaptations to Exercise Training in Mice"

The College of Education Research Conference is an annual event that allows researchers to learn, engage and interact with colleagues in sessions developed to highlight the range of studies and interests across the College.

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