The research process is an integral part of graduate students’ lives, and they spend many hours learning about and completing research. The Ohio University Libraries and the Graduate Student Senate started the Graduate Research Series @ Alden Library to give graduate students the opportunity to share their research process and the discoveries made along the way to completing a project. In addition, students also get a valuable chance to present in front of an audience and discuss the challenges and opportunities that come along with conducting the research.
All Ohio University graduate students are invited to apply to be the next speaker at the Graduate Student Research Series. After a committee reviews the proposed presentations, the selected student or group of students will present for 30-35 minutes on their research process. Speakers will also receive a $200 honorarium for their presentations.
Last spring, Bianca Sams discussed her use of archives in researching her play about Civil Rights heroine Claudette Colvin, and Reetobrata Basu presented his research on an enzyme associated with neurological disorders.
Previous speakers include:
- Kelly Kathleen Ferguson, PhD candidate in creative nonfiction, who spoke about tracing Laura Ingalls Wilder’s journey across the American plain for her book My Life as Laura in the inaugural presentation.
- Ben Wallace, Master’s candidate in history described his research about the American Committee on East-West Accord
- Katelyn Schlosser presented SNAPSHOT! Photographic Research Through a Child Life Lens merging her undergraduate degree in photography with her new Graduate Program, Child Life Studies.
More information about the Graduate Student Research Series can be found in this post on the Library News Blog. The application can be found online and must be submitted to the Graduate Student Senate Office in 302 Baker Center by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 17.
The Ohio University Libraries, Graduate Student Senate and Faculty Senate are looking forward to many applications and to this year’s new series of presentations.
Featured image photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries.