2018 HCS Graduate Research Symposium

Oct. 25, 2018

The 2018 HCS Graduate Research Symposium held in Wooster showcased the amazing research being conducted by the department’s graduate students. The students had the opportunity to compete in oral and poster competitions, hear from guest speakers (Dr. Gitta Coaker and Jordan Hoewischer), and network with faculty and fellow graduate students.

Competition awards


1st Vivian Bernau

2nd Sarah McNulty

3rd Sean Fenstemaker


PhD Research Presenation

1st Michael Dzackovich

2nd Nathan Nordstedt


MS Proposal Flash

1st Emma Bilbrey

2nd John Ertle


PhD Proposal Flash

1st Caleb Orchard

2nd Eduardo Bernal


MS Research Presentation 

1st Dan Gillespie

2nd Hongrui Wang


The award total for the 2018 Graduate Symposium was $1,650. 


Pictured are the competition winners:

First row: Dan Gillespie, Vivian Bernau, Eduardo Bernal, Emma Bilbrey, and Hongrui Wang

Second row: Michael Dzakovich, Sean Fenstemaker, Nathan Nordstedt, John Ertle, and Caleb Orchard

Not in photo: Nelly Arguello, Sarah McNulty