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Monday, April 23, 2012

Graduate Research Achievement Day Features Poster Exhibit

Many of the brightest graduate student researchers at Old Dominion displayed their work for the second annual Graduate Research Achievement Day on Thursday, April 19, in Webb Centerís North Mall.

Posters by more than 40 student researchers, representing all six of ODU's academic colleges, were on exhibit (see photos below).

"This is an opportunity for students to share their research with the entire campus community, and to show the value of the work that they are doing," said Brenda Neumon Lewis, associate vice president for graduate studies.

The posters this year included studies about sibling conflict, organic photovoltaics, the development of a student-centered language policy, and natural and herbal supplement use in primary care patients.

"When you are a comprehensive institution like we are, your graduate programs are the programs that establish your national reputation. This kind of event helps that process along," Neumon Lewis said.

"By having the event in Webb Center, we hope the undergraduates pay attention to what the graduate students are doing, so they realize that you can do cutting-edge, world-leading collaborative research here at Old Dominion."

Photos by Steve Daniel

Frency Varghese, left, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, discusses his research with Nazir Barekzi, a research scientist who works in Mounir Laroussiís laboratory at the Laser and Plasma Engineering Institute.

Amanda Priest, left, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry, explains her research project to Brenda Neumon Lewis, associate vice president for graduate studies.

Denise Claiborne, a masterís student in dental hygiene, discusses her research with Debbie Bauman, assistant dean of the College of Health Sciences.

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