Graduate Scholarly Works Symposium

FRIDAY APRIL 11th, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM in the UNIVERSITY CENTER BALLROOMS

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As part of our mission to provide more academic and professional development activities to the graduate students of A&M-CC, we will continue a successful tradition at our university that provides students an opportunity to enhance their graduate career.

Registration for the symposium is FREE!

All presentations will be scored by faculty judges. Top scoring presenters will be awarded prizes and official certificates honoring their excellence. *


  • symposium 2008Experience: Gain experience presenting in a professional setting
  • Professional Development: Enhance your résumé
  • Discuss: Opportunity to discuss research with faculty and peers
  • Explore: See the other cutting-edge research at TAMU-CC
  • Network: Interact with other students, faculty and staff

Presentation may include, but are not limited to:

  • Dissertation Research Studies
  • Master's Thesis Projects
  • Capstone Projects
  • Practicum Projects
  • Art Projects
  • Portfolios
  • And any others.

Presentation Categories will include:

  1. symposium picsBusiness
  2. Education
  3. Liberal Arts
  4. Nursing & Health Sciences
  5. Science & Technology

Top presenters will receive the following prizes:*

  • Overall 1st Prize Winner = $250
  • Poster Presentation: 2nd Prize = $100
  • Poster Presentation: 3rd Prize = $25
  • Oral Presentation: 2nd Prize = $100
  • Oral Presentation: 3rd Prize = $25


This event is open to the public, so invite your family and friends to watch you showcase your research and possibly win an award.


This schedule is subject to change.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, April 1: Deadline to Register and Submit your Abstract
  • Friday, April 11: Symposium Day
Welcome Remarks
10:15am - 11:10am
Oral Presentations - Session 1
11:10am - 11:25am
11:25am - 12:40pm
Oral Presentations - Session 2
12:40pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Poster Judging
2:15pm - 2:30pm
Awards and Closing Remarks*

Click Here to View the Symposium Presentation Guide...>>Poster Presentation Guidelines:

  • Maximum Poster size = 4 x 4 feet
  • Bring your poster and we will help you set it up.

Oral Presentation Guidelines:

  • Time allocated: No more than 15 minutes.
  • Bring your Presentation on a USB Flash Drive. (no floppies or CDs please) We will help you load it in advance in the room you will be presenting.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS: Show up promptly at least 30 minutes before your presentation to do the following:

  • POSTERS: Pick up your presenter name tag and program/agenda, then we will help you setup your poster.
  • ORALS: Bring your PowerPoint (No floppy disks or CDs please. Bring only USB Flash Drives) and let us load it in advance in the room you will be in.

Presentation Tips:
We have some valuable tips to help you prepare for your upcoming presentation. We want you to be well prepared for your showcase so please review the short tips and the sample judging score sheet at:

7th Annual Graduate Scholarly Works Symposium
symposium pic
» 2013 Pictures...>>
» 2013 Award Winners:

  • Overall 1st Prize Winner = $250 Laura Bierstedt M.A. Physchology
  • Poster Presentation: 2nd Prize = $100 Greg Griffith M.A. History
  • Oral Presentation: 2nd Prize = $100 Brittany Blomberg Ph.D. Coastal & Marine System Science Program
  • Poster Presentation: 3rd Prize = $25 Justin Powell M.S. Kinesiology
  • Oral Presentation: 3rd Prize = $25 Ming Yang Teng M.S. Computer Science

6th Annual Graduate Scholarly Works Symposium
» 2012 Pictures...>>
» 2012 Award Winners:

  • Overall 1st Prize Winner = $250 Patricia Squires MSN Nursing Practitioner
  • Poster Presentation: 2nd Prize = $100 Heather Anderson M.S. Biology
  • Oral Presentation: 2nd Prize = $100 Wendy Strain M.A. English
  • Poster Presentation: 3rd Prize = $25 Ming Yang Teng M.S. Computer Science
  • Oral Presentation: 3rd Prize = $25 Peng Su M.S. Computer Science

5th Annual Graduate Scholarly Works Symposium
» 2011 Pictures...>>
» 2011 Award Winners:

  • Overall 1st Prize Winner = $250 Judson Curtis Ph.D. Marine Biology
  • Poster Presentation: 2nd Prize = $100 John Hernandez M.S. Biology
  • Oral Presentation: 2nd Prize = $100 Clifton Mulkey M.S. Computer Science
  • Poster Presentation: 3rd Prize = $25 Melissa Riss M.A. English
  • Oral Presentation: 3rd Prize = $25 Meagan Bryand M.A. Communication

Computer Science Top Presentations

  • Oral Presentation 1st Prize Winner = $100 Clifton Mulkey
  • Oral Presentation 3rd Prize = $25 Huy Tran
  • Oral Presentation 2nd Prize = $50 Shanxian Mao
  • Poster Presentation Winner = $25
    - Linh Manh Pham
    - Ramchander Muddu
    - Hung Thieu Le
    - Jeongjun Lee
Toastmasters Special Award - Ah Counter winner: Roja Molupoju M.S. Computer Science

4th Annual Graduate Scholarly Works Symposium
2010 Symposium List of Presenters and Pictures...>>
» 2010 Award Winners:

  • 1st Prize: Sandra Arismendez, Ph.D. Coastal & Marine System Science
  • 2nd Prize : Brande Flamez, Ph.D. Counseling Education program
  • Honorable Mention: Maria Shields-Johnson, M.S. Biology program
  • Honorable Mention: Rose Zuniga, M.S. Curriculum & Instruction program
  • Honorable Mention: Anh Tuan Do, M.S. Computer Science program
  • Honorable Mention: Sukhbir Singh, ED D. Educational Leadership program

3rd Annual Graduate Scholarly Works Symposium
2009 List of Presenters...>>
» 2009 Pictures...>>

2nd Annual Graduate Scholarly Works Symposium
» 2008 List of Presenters...>>
» 2008 Pictures...>>

1st Annual Graduate Scholarly Works Symposium
» 2007 List of Presenters...>>
» 2007 Pictures...>>
» 2007 Award Winners

  • 1st Prize: Laura Rosales , Doctoral - Educational Leadership
  • 2nd Prize: Christine Wards , Doctoral - Counselor Education
  • 3rd Prize Winner: Cheryl Burris , Masters - Educational Administration
  • Honorable Mention: Adam Martinez , Doctoral - Educational Leadership
  • Honorable Mention: David A. Louzon , Masters - History
  • Honorable Mention: Morgan J. Kilgour, Masters - Biology

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