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Celebration of Scholars

CEHS Celebration of Scholars:  
Student Research Poster Fair

All CEHS students are invited to participate in the Student Research Poster Fair portion of the 2017 CEHS Celebration of Scholars. Students who are conducting undergraduate research projects, capstone projects, masters’ theses, or dissertation research are encouraged to participate.  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Erickson Alumni Center

For full event schedule and information, please visit the main CEHS Celebration of Scholars event page. 

Awards for Research Merit

Graduate Awards:
$300 first prize
$200 second prize
$100 third prize

Undergraduate Award:
$100 prize

Research Office Award for Best Oral Presentation of Poster:
$250 prize

Best Poster Submission:
$100 prize

All forms of educational, human services, and applied social sciences research are welcomed. Work presented elsewhere (i.e., other academic conferences and meetings) is acceptable for this forum. 


View Poster/Presentation Evaluation Criteria

Participation/Registration Requirements

1. Collaborative work with faculty members is accepted, but student must be the first author.
2. Co-authors are not required to be CEHS students, although the first author must be a CEHS student. 
3. All presentations must be in poster format (see template below). 

Students should use the following pre-formatted template for their posters.

View and Download Poster Template

Posters MUST be printed in the "ANSI E" format (34"x44")

Posters can be printed at  WVU Big Prints or the  WVU Library.

For questions: Please contact M Cecil Smith at

How to Register:

Submit your online registration form by 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Complete Online Registration Form

To complete this form, you will need the following information:

  • An abstract of no more than 150 words
  • Title of the research project
  • Name and email address of first author
  • Names of ALL authors
  • Names of first author’s faculty advisor

Please proofread your information carefully—it will be used for the printed program and changes cannot be made after acceptance.

Please note:  This event can only accommodate 40 presentations, therefore participation is selective. Students selected for the poster presentation will receive a confirmation e-mail on March 14, 2017, to confirm their participation in the event.


Graduate Student Awards (Best Poster Presentation):

1st Place: Timothy Swiger: Moral Injury: A Conceptual Framework for Healing.

2nd Place: Lydia Olson: Social Cognitive Career Theory's Performance Model Applied to First Year Engineering Students.

3rd Place: Hannah Stone: Let's Talk About Math! Engaging Students in Mathematical Discussions. 

Best Oral Presentation:

Timothy Swiger: Moral Injury: A Conceptual Framework for Healing 

Undergraduate Student Awards (Best Poster Presentation):

1st Place: Haley Glover: Comparison of Young Children's and Parents' Attitudes Toward Stuttering in Rural West Virginia. 

2nd Place TIE: Audrey Weiss: Comparing the Number of Peer Feedback Comments Between Subsequent Papers

2nd Place TIE: Melissa Bero & Jackie Smith: Perceptual Training in Speech Motor Control: What is Learned?