Our doctoral fellows represent the University’s most creative thinkers. Join us as they share the discoveries they’ve made at the 2016 Doctoral Research Showcase.
The road to the dissertation is long and often winding. Graduate students complete courses, lab work, and exams; they develop research questions and methodology; they review existing literature. They conduct interviews, surveys, and experiments; analyze results; and consider implications.
As they make their way down this road, graduate students transform from being those who absorb knowledge to those who produce it. They raise new issues, develop new approaches, and advance new ideas.
And while completion of the doctoral dissertation marks a significant, culminating achievement, it’s only the beginning. The student is now an independent researcher, one whose expertise and experience will contribute to the betterment of people, places, and systems throughout the state, the nation, and the world – whether in academia or industry, nonprofit or government.