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Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Students Showcase Research, Win Awards at NC State Symposium

Students present their work at the 2022 graduate research symposium

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences showed its strength in graduate scholarship with 46 students displaying their research at the 15th annual NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.

The symposium, presented by the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association, allows students to present posters on research they conducted independently, with faculty or with other students. Judges from across campus evaluate students on the quality of their research, information on their poster, oral communication about the poster and creativity and aesthetic qualities of the poster. Students also practice and enhance their communication skills.

Five Humanities and Social Sciences students received awards for their posters. They are:

  • Matthew Champagne, public history, earned first place in the Humanities category for his poster, “More Than Friends: Interpreting Same-Sex Relationships at Historic Sites.”
  • Stevi Vaughn, foreign languages and literatures, earned second place in the Humanities category for her poster, “Vos, ¿qué decís? A study of el voseo in North Carolina.”
  • Sloan Hammer, technical communication, earned third place in the Humanities category for her poster, “Framework for the Creation of Minimalist Animated Educational Content.”
  • Ciele Rosenberg, anthropology, earned first place in the Social Sciences and Management category for her poster, “Fluctuating Asymmetry and the Embodiment of Maternal Stress at Newton Plantation, Barbados.”
  • Megan Flannery, communication, rhetoric and digital media, earned second place in the Social Sciences and Managment category for her poster, “Faces of an Anti-Sexual Violence Organization: A Visual Content Analysis.”

Overall, nearly 200 NC State graduate students presented at the symposium. Twenty-eight were recognized in nine different contest categories. All winners receive a plaque and cash prize. First place winners receive $500; second place, $350; and third place, $250.