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Capitol Graduate Research Summit

February 2017 - Exact date to be announced
2nd Floor Rotunda of State Capitol Building, Topeka


The following graduate students were selected as the top 10 presenters at the Research and the State graduate student poster session held on October 27, 2015. These 10 students represented the university by presenting their research posters at the 13th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) on February 2, 2016. The CGRS is an annual showcase of research conducted by graduate students from Kansas State University, Wichita State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Pittsburg State University, and Fort Hays State University. Participants share their research posters with state legislators and members of the Kansas Board of Regents. The top presenters from each university received $500 scholarships sponsored by the participating institutions and BioKansas.

1Recipient of $500 scholarship from Kansas State University

2Recipient of $500 scholarship from BioKansas

Name

Degree Program

Presentation Title

Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz

Civil Engineering, PhD

Highway safety manual calibration and crash prediction for rural multilane highways in Kansas

Nicole Delimont

Human Nutrition, PhD

Protein quality and micronutrient availability of extruded corn, soy, sorghum, and cowpea fortified-blended foods

Matthew Galliart1

Biology, MS

Adaptive ecotypic variation and genetic divergence of a widespread grass andropogon gerardii across a Great Plains’ climate gradient

David Gomez

Human Nutrition, MS

Consumer acceptance of dry dog food visual characteristics

Bryant Miller

Family Studies and Human Services, MS

What we can learn about health from Kansas teens: Results of the Kansas adolescent health needs assessment

Tuyen Nguyen

Chemistry, PhD

Engineering biomimetic nanoabsorbent for detoxification of chemotherapeutics

Olalere Olatoye2

Agronomy, PhD

Genomic dissection of leaf and panicle architecture traits in sorghum using nested association mapping

Soma Sekhar Sriadibhatla

Chemistry, MS

Bisphosphonate functionalized nanomedicine for targeting bone microenvironment

Dilooshi Weerasooriya

Agronomy, PhD

Transcriptional profiling of als herbicide resistant sorghums with early season leaf yellowing

Caroline Ylioja1

Animal Science, PhD

Spinning straw into milk: Can an all-byproduct diet support milk production?

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

March 30, 2017 
K-State Student Union


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.

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION WILL OPEN IN LATE NOVEMBER

SUBMISSION DEADLINE WILL BE IN JANUARY - EXACT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Information for Presenters
Poster Guidelines and Set Up:
  • Posters must not exceed five feet in width. Posters will be displayed on walls approximately 6 feet tall.  
  • 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. 

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 - REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN LATE FALL SEMESTER

**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.

The GSC Research Forums Committee will contact volunteers by early 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

November 2, 2016
Courtyard, K-State Student Union ground floor
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 23, 2016 11:59pm CST
Event Purpose

K-State graduate students present posters of their research or scholarly work. The top 10 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:
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 Kansas House and Senate standing committees to identify areas of interest to state legislators.



Registration and Abstract Submission Materials


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:59pm CST


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.
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.  

Faculty and Post-Doc Judge Volunteers - REGISTER HERE
Time Commitment
  • Arrive to the K-State Student Union at 12:45pm on November 2
  • 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 23. 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 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. 

 

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