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Grad Students Display Innovative Work at Research Symposium

Eric Wilbanks, English, discusses his poster, "'SHtriking' Change in Raleigh’s Speech: Acoustic Analysis of (str) Retraction," during the 2016 NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium. Wilbanks won first place in the category of humanities poster.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was well represented Wednesday at the 2016 NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium. 

A total of 43 Humanities and Social Sciences students from more than a dozen graduate programs presented their work at the annual symposium, which showcases research from across campus through poster presentations that are judged by faculty.

Three students took home awards in the category of humanities poster. Eric Wilbanks, who is pursuing a master’s degree in linguistics, won first place for his poster, “‘SHtriking’ Change in Raleigh’s Speech: Acoustic Analysis of (str) Retraction.” Sarah Soleim, Ph.D. in Public History, and Abigail Jones, M.A. in Public History, won second for their poster, “History à la Carte: Taking the Museum to the People.” Third place went to Laura Zdanski, M.S. in Technical Communication, for her poster, “Information Flow Modeling in Hurricane Risk Communication.” 

Symposium winners receive a plaque and cash prize (first place: $350, second place: $200, third place: $100). The symposium is co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the NC State Graduate Student Association. 

Of the university’s 10 colleges, Humanities and Social Sciences had the most student presenters at the symposium. It was the college’s largest representation since 2013, when 46 students presented.  

To see a full list of participants and abstracts of their research, click here