Graduate Student Paper Competition Winners Honored

Papers included work on cremation, patents, and gender, race, and science.

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Each of the top three students received $1,500 in travel funds for their award-winning entries in the Graduate Student Paper Competition.

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Three Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts graduate students were recognized at the Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) awards ceremony on Feb 9, 2018 for their award-winning essays in the college’s Graduate Paper Conference.

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Three Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts graduate students were recognized at the Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) awards ceremony on Feb 9, 2018, for their award-winning essays in the college’s Graduate Paper Conference.

Each of the three graduate students — Alice Hong, Seokbeom Kwon, and Amanda Domingues — received $1,500 in travel funds presented by Dean Jaqueline Royster. They also had an opportunity to present their research during CRIDC.

They were among 20 Ivan Allen College graduate students who presented at the Graduate Student Paper Conference on Jan. 26, 2018. The conference, part of the CRIDC, was hosted by the Ivan Allen Graduate Student Advisory Board.

The CRIDC is an annual career development event for Georgia Tech graduate students. It includes a poster session for students to showcase their work, panel discussions, workshops, company talks, and a career fair.

Hong, a master’s student in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science, received first place in the Graduate Student Essay Competition for her work, A Grave Danger: Sanitary Arguments for Cremation in the United States at the Turn of the 20th Century.

Second prize went to Kwon, a Ph.D. student in Public Policy, for his paper, Impact of Patent Ownership Transfer on Patent Holdup Risk and Innovation of Firms.

Domingues, who is a Ph.D. student in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science, received the third-place prize for her essay, Gender, Race and Science: The Unsinkable Drown Proofed Bodies.

Explore more about research topics by Ivan Allen in the Career Research Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) section of the Featured Graduate Research webpage.

Here are details from each of the Jan. 26 sessions:

Urban and Rural Infrastructure: Chaired by Aditya Bhatambrekar (ECON), presenters were Revathi Roopini Veriah (PP): The Ery System: Conflict and Management of Common Property Resources in Tamil Nadu, India and Xincheng Shen (HSOC): Meandering Shortcut: Shanghai's Slow Adoption of the Water Closet in the 20th Century.

Organizations, Communities, and Social Change: Presenters were Rebecca Watts Hull (HSOC): When One Size Does Not Fit All: Lessons from a Comparative Study of ‘Real Food’ Campus Campaignsand Supraja Sudharsan (Nunn School): Transnational Networks and Urban Climate Governance.

Energy Technology and Policy: Chaired by Rebecca Watts Hull (HSOC), presenters were Ross Beppler (SPP): Identifying Barriers to the Deployment of Widespread Dynamic Electricity Pricing; Jenna McGrath (SPP): How Do Disruptions on the U.S. Electric Grid Influence Federal Funding?; and Anthony Harding (ECON): Coordination through Cooperation: Climate Clubs with Solar Geoengineering.

Transnational Cooperation and Conflict: Chaired by Christopher Zakroff (HSOC), presenters were Suon Choi (Nunn School): Mining Rhetoric of North Korea: Its Perception of the U.S.-R.O.K. Extended Deterrence; Plamen Mavrov (Nunn): A Survey of Past Challenges to the Transatlantic Partnership; and Christopher Long (HSOC): Mirror Over the Horizon: Hexagon and Institutional Realignment in Early US Space Espionage.

Technology and Culture: Chaired by Brooke Bosley (DM/LMC), presenters were Garrett Bunyak (HSOC): Fat Cats and Porky Pooches: ‘Pet Obesity,’ Moral Panic, and Multispecies Possibilities; Amanda Domingues (HSOC): Gender, Race and Science: The Unsinkable Drown Proofed Bodies; and Alice Hong (HSOC): A Grave Danger: Sanitary Arguments for Cremation in the United States at the Turn of the 20th Century.

Research and Data: Presenters were Alaina Totten (ECON): The Impact of Displaced Persons on International Relations; Adriana Alvarado Garcia (DM/LMC): The Lack of Data on Human Rights Violations in Mexico; and Firaz Peer (DM/LMC): Whose Context Is It Anyway? How Zillow’s Algorithmic System Conflicts with Other Operational Contexts in the Housing Market.

Innovation: Chaired by Josh Fisher (DM/LMC), presenters were Jon Schmid (Nunn School): Do External Threats Drive Military Technology Innovation? Empirical Evidence in the Affirmative; Seok Beom Kwon (SPP): Impact of Patent Ownership Transfer Patent Holdup Risk and Innovation of Firms; Seokkyun Woo (SPP): The Role of Curiosity in Science: Evidences from Ig Nobel Prizes; Alice Clifton (HSOC): Front-Line Fowl: Messenger Pigeons as Communications Technology in the U.S. Army.

 

 

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