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Research and the State

October 31, 2019
Courtyard, K-State Student Union
Poster presentations, 1:00-3:00 pm
Announcement of winners, 4:00 pm, Big 12 Room

View the 2019 Research and the State abstract booklet

Event Purpose

K-State graduate students present posters of their research or scholarly work. Ten 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 to legislators

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.


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.

  • Presenters are to check-in and set-up their posters between 12:15pm-1:00pm in the Union Courtyard on October 31.
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.

  • View a video on How to Create a Better Research Poster in Less Time, which includes links to poster templates.
  • The Writing Center is an excellent resource to for helping students effectively communicate their research to a broad audience. Presenters are encouraged to contact the Writing Center to schedule an appointment with a tutor.

 

Faculty and Post-Doc Judge Volunteers
Time Commitment
  • Arrive to the Union Courtyard at 12:45pm on October 31
  • 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 30. 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 mid- to late-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.

Judging related questions may be directed to the Graduate Student Council at egsc@ksu.edu.

 


Capitol Graduate Research Summit

February 26, 2019
2nd Floor Rotunda of State Capitol Building, Topeka
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The following graduate students represented K-State at the 16th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) on February 26, 2019. The CGRS is an annual showcase of research conducted by graduate students from Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Wichita State University. Participants share their research posters with state legislators and members of the Kansas Board of Regents. The top presenters from each university receive $500 scholarships sponsored by the participating institutions and BioKansas.

*Recipient of $500 K-State award
**Recipient of $500 BioKansas award

Name

Degree Program

Presentation Title

Sylvester Badua

Biological and Agricultural Engineering, PhD

Potential of soy protein as an alternative seed lubricant in row crop planters

Niloy Barua

Chemical Engineering, PhD

High throughput screening of microbial interactions with microwell arrays

Kent Connell

Biology, PhD

Plant-soil history has lasting effects on soil organic matter decomposition

Obdulia Covarrubias Zambrano*

Chemistry, PhD

Liquid biopsy: The simplest technique for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer detection

Rory O'Connor

Biology, PhD

The future of woody plants in the great plains

Balaji Aravindhan Pandian

Agronomy, PhD

Genetic basis and inheritance of mesotrione tolerance in grain sorghum 

Emily Pascoe

Human Ecology - Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design, PhD

Designing home good for socially responsible production. A lions in four sponsored project for manufacture by multi-skill level artisans in Kerlala, India 

Chandrima Shyam

Agronomy, PhD

Rapid metabolism of 2,4-d increases the resistance in common waterhemp (amaranthus tuberculatus) under high temperature

Ana Stoian**

Pathobioloby, PhD

Survival of African swine fever virus (asfv) in feed ingredients under transboundary shipping conditions

Erin Ward

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences, MS

Soy protein is an efficacious alternative to whey protein in fortified blended foods

 


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

March 26, 2019 - Poster Presentations - Union Courtyard - 1:00-3:00pm
March 27, 2019 - Oral Presentations - Regnier Hall
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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.

View the 2019 K-State GRAD Forum Abstract Booklet
Information for Presenters
Poster Guidelines and Set Up
  • Posters must not exceed 60 inches in width.
  • 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.
Tips for a Successful Presentation
  • Research/scholarly work should be 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.
  • The Writing Center is an excellent resource to for helping students effectively communicate their research to a broad audience. Presenters are encouraged to contact the Writing Center to schedule an appointment with a tutor. 

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 - SIGN UP HERE

**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 mid-March with notification of their judging assignment or to inform them that they are not needed to serve as a judge.


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