2013 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo Winners Announced!

Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 by admin under Awards and Honors, Events, Student success, Students. Tags: , ,
From Dr. Laura Chesak, Associate Dean:

I’m delighted to let you know the results of the Graduate Research & Creativity Expo. Each of our 1st Place winners will receive $1,000 and will be invited to represent UNCG at upcoming events such as the Graduate Fellowship Reception on April 18 and Graduate Education Day at the State Legislature in Raleigh on May 22. We had such strong competition in many of the categories that we have decided to let the campus community know of our 2nd place/Honorable Mention winners as well (with certificates forthcoming from The Graduate School).

Creative Arts:
1st Place, Felicia Dean (Interior Architecture), “From Fashion to Furniture: The Formation of Three-Dimensional Upholstery”
Honorable Mention, Aaron Wilson (Music Performance), “Bridging the Virtual Gap in Internet-Based Music Instruction: A Feasibility Study in Trombone Performance Education”

1st Place, Amirah Lane (Interior Architecture), “Aladdin Kit Homes and the Fisher Park Neighborhood”
Honorable Mention, Brenta Blevins (English) and Stacy Wilder (English), “The UNCG Digital ACT Studio: Toward a Future of Multiliteracy”

Professional Programs:
1st Place, Megan Kemmery, Margo Appenzeller, and Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh (Specialized Education Services), “When Your Car is Your Classroom”
Honorable Mention, Minita Sanghvi (Consumer, Apparel, & Retail Studies), “The Role of Appearance Management in Political Marketing in Local Elections”

Health Sciences:
1st Place, Richard Vestal (Nanoscience), “Targeting the Atypical Chemokine Receptor CXCR7 for the Treatment of Glioblastoma”
Honorable Mention/Tied for 2nd place, Alexa Barwick (Communication Sciences & Disorders), “Can Telepractice Be Utilized Effectively to Treat Speech and Voice Disorders in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease?” and Ciara Floyd (Kinesiology), “The Relationship between a Gymnastics-Specific Fitness Test and Performance Scores”

Natural, Physical, & Mathematical Sciences:
1st Place, Jonathan Messer (Nutrition), “Effect of Antioxidant, Quercetin, on Bone Cell Function”
Honorable Mention, Stephen Glass (Kinesiology), “Noise-Enhanced Center of Pressure Complexity in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability”

Social Sciences:
1st Place, John Nowlin (Geography), “A Mesoscale Geophysical Capability/Suitability Model for Vitis Vinifera Vineyard Site Selection in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad Region: Case Study of Rockingham County, NC”
Honorable Mention, Lucy Lewis (Counseling & Educational Development), “‘I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends’: The Role of Facebook on the School Adjustment of Newcomer Refugee Students”

Please join The Graduate School and the Office of Research & Economic Development in congratulating these students, and we encourage you to attend the Honors Convocation on April 16th at 7:00 pm when they will receive their awards.