The 2022 Hybrid Research and Scholarship Conference

March 23 – 24, 2022

 

Featuring the 24th Annual Undergraduate Exposition and the 30th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

The 1st Annual Faculty 3-Minute Research Talks (March 24 at 3:00 pm) live streamed here 

 

View the 2022 RASC Keynote Address by WCU’s Dr. Brian Byrd

Mosquitoes, Molecules, and Mentoring…Relationships that Make a Difference

Conference Features

i

Undergraduate Research Exposition

The Undergraduate Research Exposition provides students with the opportunity to work with faculty to present their research to an engaged audience on campus. This annual expo features student poster, oral, performance, and exhibit presentations.

 

w

Graduate Research Symposium

The Graduate Research Symposium highlights graduates’ research poster presentations, oral presentations, the academic paper competition, and the 3-minute Thesis competition.

This annual symposium provides graduate students with the opportunity to present their research to an engaged audience.

2022 Featured Presentations

 

 

The 2022 Research and Scholarship Conference theme is The Impact of Mentoring: Advancing Processes in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. 

Mentoring relationships are vital to the advancement of knowledge and part of the process to advance a discipline’s collective expertise, skills, and techniques to the next generation, yet it is often understated and poorly acknowledged. The 2022 Research and Scholarship Conference wishes to highlight the impact of mentoring in research, scholarship, and creative activities that faculty-student mentoring teams have advanced.

w

First Annual Faculty 3MT

The 30th Graduate Research Symposium presents the first annual Faculty 3-minute Thesis competition.

12 Western Carolina Faculty Members compete for cash awards on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm in the UC Grand Room.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Wednesday, March 23rd

Undergraduate Expo and Graduate Research Symposium at the Bardo Fine Arts Center and the Ramsey Regional Activity Center 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Impact of Mentoring: Advancing Processes in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Inquiry Faculty-Student Featured Presentations
Concurrent Session 1
Bardo Theater, Room 130

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The Impact of Mentoring: Advancing Processes in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Inquiry Faculty-Student Featured Presentations
Concurrent Session 2
Bardo Theater, Room 130 

4:55 pm. Welcome Address and Introduction of the Keynote Address
Dr. Brandon Schwab, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Ramsey Arena

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Keynote Address: Dr. Brian Byrd of Western Carolina University
Ramsey Arena – Live Streamed here at GO.WCU.EDU/RASC

6:00 PM – 7:30 p.m. 24th Annual Undergraduate Expo and 30th Annual Graduate Research Symposium’s Poster Celebration & Reception

 

Thursday, March 24th

The Graduate Research Symposium in the A.K. Hinds University Center 

10:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 30th Annual Graduate Research
Symposium’s Graduate Discussion
Sessions – See Detailed Schedule Here

 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  First Annual Faculty 3-Minute Thesis Competition – Live Streamed here at GO.WCU.EDU/RASC

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Graduate Research Symposium Reception  and Awards in the University Center Grand Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Note

Dr. Brian D. Kloeppel, Dean of the Graduate School and Research sets the tone for this years’ Research and Scholarship Conference

 

The Research & Scholarship Conference at Western Carolina University is made up of the Undergraduate Expo and the Graduate Research Symposium. This showcase academic event is hosted by The Office of the ProvostThe Graduate School and Research, and the Brinson Honors College.