Spring Open House, January 24, 2018

We will be holding our Spring Open House for students who are interested in joining OGAP in order to explain to them a summary of the events that we plan, and to introduce our officers and their duties in the organization. We will also briefly discuss the history of OGAP, as well as our relationship with the Graduate School and the Career Resource Center. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Graduate Student Research Day, April 3, 2018

Graduate Student Research Day will be held this year in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The theme for this year will be "Effective Communication," which we believe is important for fostering good mentor-student relationships, networking with potential employers or collaborators, and informing the general public about scientific research. We encourage graduate students from every college and discipline (STEM or non-STEM) to submit an abstract as early as possible once the submission period starts, as there will be a limited number of spots available. 

Thank you to all the participants on behalf of the Organization for Graduate Student Advancement and Professional Development for such innovative and interesting posters. Congratulations again to the winners!

Arts and Humanities:

  1. MinJi Kim, College of Journalism and Communications, "Insta-Self Journal: How Image-based Contents Motivate Users to Self-Improve on Instagram"
  2. Amanda Bradshaw, College of Journalism and Communications, "Propagandizing Anti-Vaccination: Analysis of Vaccines Revealed Documentary Series"


  1. Michael Chang, "Fast Robotic Soft Matter 3D Printing"
  2. Mingshuo Li, "The Surface Finishing of Biodegradable Stents"

Health and Life Sciences:

  1. Kyle Dyson, College of Medicine, "Identifying Antigens for Medulloblastoma Immunotherapy"
  2. Lukas Kovar, College of Pharmacy, "Clinical Predictors of Variability in Response to Clopidogrel Treatment after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)"

Physical Sciences and Mathematics:

  1. Frank Moore, College of Design, Construction, and Planning, "Exploring Virtual and Mixed Reality Applications for Construction Safety"
  2. Sourabh Mishra, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, "Facile Tuning of Atropisomeric P,N-Ligands For Enantioselective Catalysis"

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

  1. Shubam Sharma, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, "Access to Community Resources Associated with Lower Risk-Outcome Associations among Adolescents"
  2. Carly Logan, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, "Infusion of oxytocin into the nucleus accumbens core decreases cued cocaine seeking and increases extracellular glutamate"