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Opportunities for Graduate-Level Research 

Graduate Research Symposium

The Graduate Research Symposium combines Graduate Research Evening and the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.

Graduate Research Symposium Programs

Fall 2022

Research Evening

Group photo of Hutchinson-Lahman Research Award winners

Spring 2023 Hutchinson-Lahman Research Award Winners
(Left to Right): Scotty Davis and Kara Phillips: First place poster; Veronica Adams and Emily Romero: Third place poster; Maria Lahman, Ph.D.; Lisa Mickelson: First place oral; Amanda Manzanares: Second place poster; Not pictured (Kaitlin Dent and Kristen West): Second place oral.

Photo of Spring 2023 CEBS Diversity and Equity Award Winners

Spring 2023 CEBS Diversity and Equity Award Winners
(Left to Right): Jenna Altomare and Ryland Townsend: First place.

Research Evening provides graduate students from across the university the opportunity to present their research projects. Participating graduate students are also eligible for the Hutchinson-Lahman Research Award.

The purpose of the award is to support graduate students’ dissemination of their research at a national or regional conference. Award winners receive travel funding to present at a professional conference.

Research Evening Programs

Academic Excellence Week

Research Day


Graduate Student Research

Doctoral Student’s Love for Music Inspires Research

Mike Cleary left a pre-med program of study for one that lights his soul on fire. In his first year of study in the University of Northern Colorado’s Doctor of Arts in Music Conducting, three research areas have piqued his interest: a WWII-era musical composition, the double bass and loss.

Read Mike's story

Doctoral Student Studies Pandemic-era Anxiety, Depression and Resiliency

Kimberly Crystal Monroe is earning her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in a University of Northern Colorado building a stone’s throw from her former preschool on a campus where several of her family members studied. 

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Doctoral Student Aims to Improve Preschool Inclusion in Rural Kansas

Lena Kisner’s passion for early childhood special education spurred her investigation of preschool inclusion rates in rural Kansas schools. 

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Social Emotional Learning Drives Doctoral Student’s Research 

Angie Keedy believes the arts, and their exploration of inner lives, are natural convergence points for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). As she pursues her Doctor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Music Education, the University of Northern Colorado student is also researching SEL.

Read Angie's story