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Tech Student Research Winners Being Selected Tuesday

Students across Tennessee Tech’s campus have submitted their papers and posters for the 16th annual Research and Creative Inquiry event.

Grant Development Manager Jamie Murdock said this event is intended to provide a venue to highlight student research in all departments. Murdock said that each department should have an undergraduate, masters and PhD program winner.

“65 judges, primarily they’re faculty from departments across campus,” Murdock said. “We also have a few off campus judges, that are either in some cases alums or other individuals who just have a connection to Tech, but they have a specific area that they’re knowledgeable about.”

Murdock said the winners will be announced virtually on Tuesday, with department heads announcing the winners from their department. She said students can opt-in to have their research posted online or published in the library’s Journal of Research and Creative Inquiry.

“We’re set up so that they can communicate with their judges via (Microsoft) Teams to discuss their poster or project,”So every student had times when their judge was available to discuss and they just called them via Teams. So we made sure that we still had interaction, that’s one of our favorite things about the in-person event, is that interaction between judges so we wanted to make sure that could still happen this year.”

Murdock said that each project was judged by two individuals, with winners being selected based on their average score. Projects can be viewed online at www.tntech.edu/research/research-day.

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