Intermountain Graduate Research Symposium
Congratulations to the SEVEN (largest single-department representation of the event!) MS and PhD students who presented their research to the IGRS moderators and attending students. Presentations ranged from nearly complete dissertations to budding research ideas and included students’ own research and research from ITLS professors’ teams across a myriad of subjects. The Symposium, open to graduate students across the intermountain west, is one of the largest graduate student gatherings in the United States. Students from schools spread across Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, and Colorado were in attendance. This academic conference is a unique venue for graduate students to present in a friendly environment to peers and moderators. In each session moderators provided feedback to each oral and poster presenter. Attendants were able to freely attend other sessions, network with peers from other schools, and attend research seminars on a variety of topics. Also of note retired astronaut and USU alumnus Dr. Mary Cleave spoke at the Thursday night Keynote address. Awards were given to the top eight outstanding presentation and poster abstracts with results viewable here.
Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences presenting students included Brad Buccambuso, Ani Aghababyan, Maneksha Dumont, Joel Drake (who presented twice), Lei Ye, Amy Liu, & Grace Gu. Presenters wished to give a big thank you to supporting faculty and fellow graduate students. More details and pictures are available on the USU ITLS Facebook page where coverage from each session is provided.