International Research Conference
Congrats to the 2021 International Research Conference awardees!
Master's Degree Category
Property Rights or Human Rights: Content Analysis of Media Depictions of the Unhoused
Lawrence Bassett, Ferris Zughaiyir, Dr. Michael Forstner
Distribution of the Mediterranean Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) in Texas
Doctoral Degree Category
Zaid Almusaied and Dr. Bahram Asiabanpour
A Novel Design of Hybrid Hydrophilic-Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Fog Harvesting
Kimberly Wong, Leslie Garza, and Meagan Robbins
“Everything is Theory Versus Practice”: Department Policy Changes in the Time of Black Lives Matter
The Graduate College invites graduate students from all disciplines to present at the International Research Conference (IRC) and showcase their original research! Students at Texas State University, as well as from external institutions, are eligible to participate. This is not limited to graduate students presenting their thesis or dissertation. While you can and are encouraged to present your thesis or dissertation research, we also encourage you to present a classroom project, collaborations with other students or faculty, or other applicable projects.
- promote your research
- gain conference presentation experience
- enhance communication skills
- network with colleagues and faculty in various disciplines
- build the professional development section of your resume/CV
- demonstrate your understanding of the need to disseminate your research—even during your graduate program
- interact with a broad audience about your research
- opportunity to opt in to have your work published in the Texas State University Digital Collections Repository*
- top presentation awards!
*If you have co-authored and choose to opt in to publish your research in the repository, you must inform and receive permission from your co-author(s).
The 2021 International Research Conference was held on Tuesday, April 6 through Thursday, April 8 during Graduate Student Appreciation Week.
To open this year’s conference, we hosted a Kickoff event, where Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto, recipient of the 2020–2021 Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award and professor in the Department of Mathematics, presented the keynote address, "The Dynamic Role of Graduate Students in Advancing New Knowledge and Innovation," which focused on this year's Common Experience theme, Dynamics.
- Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, College of Fine Arts and Communication
- Dr. Patti Giuffre, The Graduate College
- Dr. Andrea Golato, The Graduate College
- Dr. Peter Golato, Department of World Languages & Literatures
- Dr. Eric Paulson, The Graduate College
- Dr. Sandy Rao, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Dr. Aimee Roundtree, College of Liberal Arts
- Dr. Alexis Stokes, College of Business Administration
- Dr. Bob E. Vasquez, College of Applied Arts
The 2021 International Research Conference was organized by The Graduate College and co-sponsored by the Common Experience.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2581 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.
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