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Graduate Students Showcase Their Objectives at Third Annual Graduate Research Forum

December 11, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Marine Science Graduate Student Organization and the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted the third annual Graduate Research Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Harte Research Institute.

This research forum provided an informal opportunity for graduate students at any stage of their academic careers to share their research topics, objectives, or preliminary results with others in the campus community. All science and engineering graduate students were encouraged to participate.

“Science cannot advance without researchers sharing their information,” said Kathryn Mendenhall, a graduate teaching assistant. “We encourage all graduate students to share their research, not only science and engineering students.”

During the forum, marine science, computer science, and biology majors were among those who showcased their research over subjects such as the “Hawaiian Opihi Shellfish Populations,” and the “Determination of Skin State in Psoriasis using digital image processing.”

“The forum is a great chance for students to come together and share their discoveries with their peers,” said Melissa Brewer, the President of the Marine Science Graduate Student Organization. “It’s also a perfect time for the students to practice for future professional scientific meetings and conferences.”

During the forum, students were allowed to choose from three presentation formats, a five-minute oral presentation for students who are just getting started, a 15-minute oral presentation for students with data to discuss, or a poster presentation.

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