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FAU to Host Inaugural Graduate Student Research Day
Students representing numerous research and scholarly disciplines will illustrate their work with poster presentations.  

BOCA RATON, FL (April  7, 2010) – FAU’s Graduate Student Association (GSA), Division of Research, and Graduate College will be hosting the 2010 Inaugural Graduate Student Research Day on Friday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Live Oak Pavilion on the Boca Raton Campus, 777 Glades Road.

Representing numerous disciplines, graduate students from across the university will illustrate their research with poster presentations from 10 a.m. to noon. More than 75 posters will be displayed and will cover a range of topics from ocean energy technology to the globalization and dampening of worldwide financial markets to timing growth spurts in Neanderthals to behavioral and physiological changes in invasive green iguanas. Among the disciplines represented include biology, chemistry, education, computer science, engineering, psychology, mathematics, nursing, accounting, public administration, anthropology, music, archeology, and biomedical science.  Awards will be presented in four categories: humanities/business; science/biomedical science; engineering/computer science; and social sciences/nursing/education. One final poster will be awarded as the “top, overall poster” for the event.

“This is a wonderful event for our graduate students to present the results of their work and give us a real sense of what they have accomplished,” said Dr. Barry Rosson, dean of FAU’s Graduate College. “Furthermore, for research to be effective, it has to be shared. This event will provide an exceptional venue for student networking and collaboration.”

In addition to the poster presentations, the event will feature a panel discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. titled “Ethics across the Disciplines.” Panelists include experts in social work, law, nursing, biological sciences and accounting.

“The Graduate Student Association has evolved into an industry of opportunity for graduate students,” said Katie Burke, director of FAU’s GSA.  “Now, we are an active and engaged organization with a strong foundation laying roots on and off campus for students.  We are proud to provide this opportunity for the presentation of diverse research from our University-wide graduate students.”

For more information, call the GSA at 561-297-1169 or visit

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