Mississippi State graduate students conducting innovative and meaningful research alongside world-class faculty recently showcased their spring-semester work during the 19th Graduate Student Research Symposium.
Presented by the university’s Graduate School and Graduate Student Association, the event gave 55 master’s and doctoral students a forum to present their research, with 37 receiving cash prizes. Oral presentations and poster projects were classified across four categories—arts and humanities; life and biomedical sciences and engineering; physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering; and social and behavioral sciences.
A team of 31 campus faculty members, representing a cross-section of academic disciplines, served as judges.
This year’s winners include from the Geosciences department:
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DOCTORAL STUDENTS
FIRST—S.M. Asger Ali, an earth and atmospheric sciences doctoral student from Khulna, Bangladesh, for “Spatial exploration of social vulnerability and COVID-19 related health outcomes in Mississippi.”
ARTS AND HUMANITIES EDUCATION DOCTORAL STUDENTS
FIRST—Sadia Alam Shammi, an earth and atmospheric sciences doctoral student from Narayangonj, Bangladesh, for “Impact of climate change on crop yield, irrigated versus nonirrigated.”
SECOND—Jannatul Ferdush, an earth and atmospheric sciences doctoral student from Dhaka, Bangladesh, for “Determining the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on soil inorganic carbon, weathering potential and acidification: A case study with Mississippian soils.”
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