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Graduate Research Conference

March 28, 2024
Setzer Student Center, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

Starting 8:30 a.m. in the Ballroom A - Setzer Center


Lamar University’s College of Graduate Studies will host its 2nd Graduate Research Conference on March 28 at the Setzer Student Center, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. We invite you to join us for coffee and tea at 8;30 a.m. in the Setzer Center Ballroom A. Dean Brett Welch will open the conference at 9 a.m. followed by a day of presentations, posters, workshops, and a keynote lecture by:

Mathematics and Statistics Professor, Dr. Katarina Jegdic
11:45 a.m. in the Neches Room
"Mathematics, Machine Learning, and Applications"

A free pizza luncheon for graduate students will be offered after the lecture.

There is no entry fee, so come participate in workshops on writing a literature review, teaching gifted learners, AI ethics, and the use of AI for graduate work as well as other technology-focused special sections, including sessions on Amelia Earhart and twenty-first century discoveries, and AI and Oppenheimer, the film.

Our schedule is nearly full, but we will accept submissions through Feb 15, 2024.

Submission Requirements:

Participants should be graduate students enrolled at Lamar University or in an invited college or university (or grad faculty as noted in the special session below). Submissions need not include the paper or poster but an effective abstract thereof and should be in English and include the following:

Title of the poster or paper, first and last name of the participant, college and degree program in which you are enrolled, e-mail address, and telephone number at the top of the page. We will protect your information.

Abstract (up to 350 words) of the poster or paper, including its relation to the session topic. Because posters are a visual and interactive medium, please provide some information about how you will convey information visually. Indicate that the abstract is for a paper or poster.
Send submissions to: Dr. Robin Latimer, Associate Dean for Student Success, Lamar University at rmlatimer@lamar.edu, Subject line: Abstract Submission

Questions? Call (409) 880-7041

Primary Topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI),
  • Chat GPT, and Big Data
  • Education: Parental Rights
  • Nursing Post-Covid-19
  • Bridging Mathematics Gaps PK-12
  • Engineering for Environmental Resilience
  • Music Composition with AI
  • Kinesiology and Technology
  • Philosophy's Role in Medicine
  • Meditations on Oppenheimer, the film
  • Comparative History Topics
  • Audiology & New Tech/Therapies
  • Public Policy for Electoral Integrity
  • Sign Language and d/Deaf Culture(s)
  • Best Practices in Port Management
  • Graphics and Drones in Geology
  • Copyright and Art in Curriculum

SPECIAL FACULTY SESSION TOPIC (only full-time Grad Faculty, please): Papers/presentations on the general topic of enhancing the graduate student's academic experience.

NOTE: Graduate Student research is our primary focus. We welcome submissions for all Graduate Student led research regardless of topic.