Graduate Studies

GVSU Students in Lansing for Grad Ed Day

The Michigan legislature passed Senate Resolution No. 129, declaring the week of March 26, 2012 as Graduate Education Week in the state of Michigan. The focal point of the week was Graduate Education Day, March 29, when graduate students from both public and private Michigan universities showcased their scholarly research in the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing.

The Office of Graduate Studies played the lead role in organizing the event, with assistance from the graduate dean’s offices at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

GVSU was represented in the poster session by graduate students Elaine Leigh, Nursing, with her research poster: Hepatitis C Treatment: A Community-Based, Multidisciplinary Approach to Increase Access and Improve Health Perception, Nahid Pervez, Mechanical Engineering, and his research poster: Lake Michigan Wind Assessment Project, Neal Swanson, Biology-Aquatic Sciences emphasis, with his research poster: Juvenile Steelhead in the Muskegon River: Analysis of Larval Drift and Juvenile Diet, and Jeff VanOss, Biomedical Engineering, with his poster: Automatic atlas based analysis of radiotracer uptake in bones from fused CT/nuclear imaging data sets of mice.

Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Jeffrey Potteiger and OGS graduate assistants Derek Knight and Aaron Tubergen also attended the event so they could meet with representatives from other universities and speak with legislators about the importance of graduate education in Michigan.

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