Graduate Student Research

Graduate Student Research

Each year, supported by the dean’s office, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Advisory Board hosts a paper conference for graduate students as part of the Career Research Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC). Authors of the three top papers each receive $1500 in travel funds from Dean Royster’s budget.

Here we have collected the schedules from each past year.

 

2017 IAC Graduate Conference

2017 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Kera Allen (History and Sociology) – Still some nagging parts: An Intersectional Study of the Computing and IT Workforce (First Prize-tie)
  • Seok Beom Kwon (Public Policy) – Strategic Patent Acquisition of Patent Assertion Entities and Defensive Patent Aggregators (First Prize-tie)
  • Sen Yan (Economics) – Intellectual property rights, innovation, and exports (Second Prize)
  • Garrett Bunyak (History and Sociology) – The Diffusion of the Microwave in U.S. Society in Social Context (Third Prize)

 

2016 IAC Graduate Conference

2016 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Jon Schmid (International Affairs) and Rahul Pathak (Public Policy) – The Anatomy of Collaboration in International Development Management: Comparative Insights from Nigeria and Ghana (First Prize)
  • Yin Li (Public Policy) – Using web mining to understand Triple Helix innovation partnership at micro level: application to US green manufacturing sectors (Second Prize)
  • Renee Shelby (History and Sociology) – Whose Rape Kit? Aims, Realities, and Justice (Third Prize)
  • Sooa Lee (History and Sociology) – A Multi-dimensional Approach to (South) Korean International Research Collaboration (Third Prize)
  • Mario Bianchini (History and Sociology) – Human Economics: Germany, Economists, and the Cold War (Third Prize)

 

2015 IAC Graduate Conference

2015 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Amanda Meng (International Affairs) – Investigating the Roots of Open Data’s Social Impact (First Prize)
  • Christopher Zakroff (History and Sociology) – A Flattering Coincidence? Technological Espionage and the SST Race (Second Prize)
  • Rebecca Watts Hull (History and Sociology) – Pathways to Change: Explaining Campus Sustainability Movements at Three Georgia Universities (Third Prize)
  • Eric Van Holm (Public Policy) – Is the World of Crowdfunding Flat? (Third Prize)

 

2014 IAC Graduate Conference

2014 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Kelechi Uzochukwu (Public Policy) – The Effects of Neighborhood Constructs on Childhood Obesity: Understanding Racial and Spatial Disparities (First Prize)
  • Johann Weber (Public Policy) – Policy Analysis of Open Streets Programs as Policy Tools (Second Prize)
  • Gloria Ross (History and Sociology) – Mapping the Development of Atlanta’s Food Deserts from 1980 to 2010 (Third Prize)

 

2013 IAC Graduate Conference

2013 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Tong Zhao (International Affairs) – Confidence Building and Nuclear Arms Control between the U.S. and China: The Role and Limit of Epistemic Community (First Prize)
  • Emily K. Gibson (History and Sociology) – The Hand that Rocked the Cradle Flies the Family’s Plane Today: Feminism, Gender Roles, and the Rise of Commercial Aviation in the United States during the 1920s-30s (Second Prize)
  • Peter G. Westin (History and Sociology) – Sparky, the Patriot, and Turbo-Diesels: The Relevance of Failed Motorsports Innovations in the History of Technology (Third Prize)