GRASP Symposium showcases graduate research at WSU

The 19th annual Graduate Research and Scholarly Project (GRASP) Symposium was held on April 14 in the Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom.

Roughly 200 students, faculty and staff members attended the event, and 79 graduate student presenters of 40 research posters represented departments and programs from across the university.

This year’s GRASP awardees are:

  • First place: Diastasis Rectus Abdominis and Urinary Incontinence, Is There any Correlation?
    • Ashley Engelland, Lauren Scott, Peyton Price, Madelyn Schartz and Madisyn Keller, physical therapy doctoral program with advisor Dr. Jennifer Celso
  • Second place: Hurricane Analysis Using Twitter Data
    • Sai Teja Bheema and Shive Kumar Kothar, business analytics master’s program with advisor Dr. Sue Abdinnour
  • Third place: Quantifying Paleo-Environments in the Eagle Formation Using Trace Element Concentrations
    • Julia Schwartz, earth, environmental and physical science master’s program with advisor Dr. William Parcell
  • People’s Choice: The Effects of Tactile and Verbal Cues on Hip Extension Strength and Broad Jump Distance
    • Matthew Reeves, Ryan Waterson, Wyatt Kropp, Bryson Koester and Terra Daniels, physical therapy doctoral program with advisor Dr. Bryan J Lehecka