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From Student to Scholar: Celebrating 10 Years of the Doctoral Research Showcase

April 11, 2017 from 12-2 p.m. | Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

The road to the dissertation is long and often winding. Graduate students complete courses, lab work, and exams; they develop research questions and methodology; they review existing literature. They conduct interviews, surveys, and experiments; analyze results; and consider implications.

As they make their way down this road, graduate students transform from being those who absorb knowledge to those who produce it. They raise new issues, develop new approaches, and advance new ideas.

And while completion of the doctoral dissertation marks a significant, culminating achievement, it’s only the beginning. The student is now the scholar, one whose expertise and experience will contribute to the betterment of people, places, and systems throughout the state, the nation, and the world - whether in academia or industry, nonprofit or government.

Our doctoral fellows represent the University’s most creative thinkers. Show your support for them as they share the discoveries they’ve made on the path from student to scholar at the 2017 Doctoral Research Showcase.

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Fellows who will be presenting at the 2017 Doctoral Research Showcase