Texas Tech graduate students put their hard work and research to the test and on display in the annual grad school poster competition.
156 students from all disciplines, including science, engineering, performing arts and education, showcased their work. At the same time, they gained some skills.
"Graduate students often go to professional conferences to network and meet people in their fields," Cari Carter, who coordinated this competition. "This gives them the opportunity to speak to people in a more comfortable environment that's less high-stakes. So when they go on to those conferences they are prepared and are able to share their research."
Members of the Tech staff and the Lubbock community judged the competition on a variety of criteria. This includes the manner in which the information is presented and the effectiveness of the overall display.
The first place winner and runner-up received scholarships for their research or professional development conferences.