Graduate Spotlight: GSA Interdisciplinary Conference
Graduate students representing many disciplines will present their original research at the Graduate Student Association's 11th annual Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference on the UGA campus on April 2, 2011. The annual conference's theme this year is "Building Bridges: Impacts of Graduate Research."
"The focus of the conference is to bring together diverse avenues of graduate research that address local and global issues while making an impact on society," said Lauren Moret, vice president of the Graduate Student Association.
In addition to presentations, graduate students will conduct panel discussions and hold poster displays. For the first time, graduate students from outside universities will also present their research.
Lorilee Sandmann, professor in the College of Education, will deliver the keynote address. Sandmann's research has focused on solving public problems through collaboration between communities and institutions of higher education. In addition to UGA, she has held positions at the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University and Cleveland State University.
The conference begins at 9 a.m. at in the Miller Learning Center on the UGA Campus.
The conference is open to the public at no charge. Please register to attend by visiting the GSA website at http://www.ugagsa.org/.
Story by Ben Benson