2013- 2014 Award Information
The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium and the Graduate Student Senate Awards Ceremony is a day long event showcasing graduate student research to the university community. During the day graduate students present short conference papers, poster exhibits, and creative projects within the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. All Bowling Green State University graduate students are eligible to
participate if they are in good standing with the Graduate College and their department is not under probationary status or censured by the Graduate Student Senate.
This year's event will be held on April 17, 2014 at 8pm.
There are three components to the day:
1. The Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence
2. The Shanklin Colloquium
3. The Graduate Student Senate Awards
The Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence was established by Graduate Student Senate and endowed by the late Charles E. Shanklin as a meritorious award to recognize excellence in original research by graduate students at Bowling Green State University. Research papers are submitted according to the guidelines to be judged first within one of three categories of competition (Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Science and Mathematics) and two finalists in each category are selected. The submission deadline is 4:00pm February 20, 2014. The students selected as finalists will be informed on April 6, 2014 and then, as part of the Shanklin Awards & Colloquium Day on April 17 from 3-5pm, these 6 finalists will present their papers to all nine judges to determine the winner in each category. Winners will be announced at the GSS awards ceremony.
The Graduate Student Senate Awards
The Graduate Student Senate is pleased to recognize outstanding graduate students for their contribution to the Bowling Green State University community. Award descriptions and application details will be forthcoming!The Outstanding International Graduate Student Award
The GSS Senator of the Year Award is determined by the GSS president to recognize outstanding engagement and contribution to the Graduate Student Senate during the course of the year.
The 5th Annual Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium
This year Graduate Student Senate will sponsor a graduate colloquium named in memory of Charles E. Shanklin on April 17, 2014. The colloquium is a graduate student research conference. The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium will highlight the significant research and efforts of graduate students here at BGSU.
There are three submission categories:
Paper and poster presentations will be judged and will be awarded $300.00 for first place, $150.00 for second place, and $75.00 for third for paper presentations and the same amounts for the poster presentations.
Applicants for the Shanklin Award may also apply to participate in the event as well, but Colloquium participation does not require submission for the Shanklin award. One may participate in either or both activities.
Below is a slideshow highlighting the 2013 event.
The 2013 winners for the Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence:
In the Category of the Sciences & Mathematics:
1st place- Jeremiah Davis, Biology Otolith Micro-Chemical and Micro-Structural Analyses Reveal Differ-ential Recruitment Contributions and Migration Dynamics of White Bass in Lake Erie
2nd place- Elena Khon, Photochemical Sciences
Improving the Catalytic Activity of Semiconductor Nanocrystals through Selective Domain Etching
In the Category of the Arts & Humanities:1st place- Johnanna Ganz, American Culture Studies
Constructing the Contours: Hegemonic Femininity in Magazine Depictions of Celebrity Post-natal Bodies
2nd place- David Schwan, Philosophy
J.S. Mill on Coolie Labor and Voluntary Slavery
Science and Mathematics
In the Category of the Social and Behavioral Sciences:
1st place- Emily Webber, Psychology
The relativity of reward: single cells make comparisons
2nd place-Lei Zhang, Masters of Business Administration
Does Early Teen Drinking Onset Affect High School Dropout Rate? Evidence from NLSY97
In addition to the Charles E. Shanklin Research Awards, GSS sponsors several awards which recognize the graduate students' contributions to the Bowling Green educational community, their demonstration of the university's core values, as well their exemplary academic achievements. The GSS Awards include:
The GSS Senator of the Year for 2013 is Sherry Early
2013 Colloquium Winners
First place-- Michelle Mensah, Theatre & Film
Second place--Sabiha Parveen, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Third place--Liane Ortis, Higher Education and Student Affairs
First place--Rachel Atchley, Psychology
Second place--Christina Wright Fields, Higher Education and Student Affairs
Third place--Ryan Bronkema, Higher Education and Student Affairs
Below is a slideshow highlighting the 2012 event.
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The 2012 winners are....
In the Category of the Sciences & Mathematics:1st place
Rony Khnayzer Photochemistry
Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Cells using Non-Coherent Pumped Upconversion Photochemistry
Papatya Sevinc Photochemistry
Single Molecule Interfacial Electron Transfer in Solar Energy
In the Category of the Arts & Humanities:
Miriam A. Hahn Theatre & Film
“As If There Were No Damages”: Representing Native American Spirituality in the Dramas of Lope De Vega and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Samantha Gaier Art History
Inclusive and Representational Public Architecture of Santo Spirito, Renaissance Florence
In the Category of the Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Christian Vukasovich School of Media & Communication
Hard Rock and Ethno-National Identity on World Tour: An Analysis of Hate Speech in Identity Construction
Ryan Peterson Psychology
Septal Area Lesions Impair Spatial Working Memory in Homing Pigeons (Columba livia)
The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium highlights significant research and efforts of graduate students here at BGSU.The presentations may be in the form of papers, posters or creative exhibits. Paper and poster presentations will be judged and will be awarded $300.00 for first place, $150.00 for second place, and $75.00 for third for paper presentations and the same amounts for the poster presentations. The submission deadline, which is to be announced, usually falls in mid-March. Applicants for the Shanklin Award may also apply to participate in the event as well, but Colloquium participation does not require submission for the Shanklin award. One may participate in either or both activities.
2012 Colloquium Winners
First place-- Emily Webber, Psychology Department
Second place--Brian Rutter, Biology Department
Third place--Amanda Athon, English Department
First place--Eric Teske, College Student Personnel
Second place--Emily Webber, Psychology Department
Third place (tie)--Jeremiah Davis, Biology Department and Unique Shaw, Sociology Department
GSS Awards In addition to the Charles E. Shanklin Research Awards, GSS sponsors several awards which recognize the graduate students' contributions to the Bowling Green educational community, their demonstration of the university's core values, as well their exemplary academic achievements. The GSS Awards include:
OCGRE recipients for the past 5 years:
The Shanklin and GSS Awards Ceremony will be held the evening of April 19, 2012. This ceremony recognizes the finalists of the Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence, the winners of the GSS Awards, the participants in the Shanklin Colloquium, and the recipients of the Graduate College's Awards* are recognized as well.
The complete list of graduate award recipients will include:
Charles E. Shanklin Award (divisions of Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences)
The Jill Carr Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The Outstanding International Graduate Student Award
The Administrative Assistant Award
The Research Assistant Ward
The Outstanding Contributor To Graduate Education Award
Recipients of Colloquium Presenation and Poster Sessions Awards
The Outstanding TA Award*
The Winifred O. Stone Award*
The Distinguished Thesis Award*
The Distinguished Dissertation Award*
Photos of the 2011 Shanklin Award Ceremony are found here in the bgsugss photostream on Flickr.