UPDATE: The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education invites all interested graduate and professional students to participate in the 2020 Virtual Graduate Student Research Showcase (GSRS). The Showcase provides students from all graduate programs on both of Chapman’s campuses an opportunity to publicly present their works-in-progress or completed works and get valuable feedback from fellow researchers and faculty. Original research posters created for this event, as well as student posters previously presented or to be presented at state/national/international conferences held from June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020, are welcome. 

The research posters and graduate student presenters reflect the rapidly growing Chapman graduate student community, rich in ideas and diverse representations of inquiry methods. Whether in social sciences, humanities or science and technology, the work represented reflects the passion and commitment of our world’s future intellectual leaders, ready to face the challenges ahead. 

Due to COVID-19, students this year will record up to a 5-minute narration to be uploaded with their poster. Judges will review the poster and narration to determine winners in each category.

Seven projects from last year’s 2019’s Graduate Student Research Showcase were awarded “Posters of Distinction” and monetary awards:

  • Taryn Huibsch, Michelle Nguyen, Jackie Asher, Corinne Weber, and Emily Rubenstein won for their interdisciplinary counseling poster about improving health outcomes for children with cerebral palsy.
  • Mitchell Garrido-Lecca, Kaleen Reid, Channing Turner, and Lydia Van Hoff won for their physical therapy poster about game-based telerehabilitation for stroke victims.
  • Steven Agajanian and Oluyemi Odeyemi won for their computation and data science poster about neural-network driven classifications of cancer mutagens.
  • Jianhua Li won for a computational and data science poster about using Google Earth to estimate groundwater storage.
  • Deille Fernandes won for a food science poster about E. coli irradiation treatments.
  • Hannah Vu, Rachel Lee, and Pammie Wong tied with their colleague Romina Nabiee for their pharmaceutical science posters about vascular endothelial cells and lymphocyte functions of tegument protein ORF11, respectively.

Will your poster be the next “Poster of Distinction?” Submitting your abstract is the first step – abstracts are due April 14. Complete instructions for participation and links to the submission system can be found at bit.ly/virtual-GSRS

Questions about the Graduate Student Research Showcase may be directed to the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education at GradEd@chapman.edu.