Graduate students in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University will share the results of their research from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 5, during Research Horizons Day.

The annual event, which will be in the Mountainlair Ballrooms on the Downtown Campus, provides a forum for masters and doctoral degree candidates to present posters on their research in a public forum. The event is free and open to the public. Hors doeuvres will be served from 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.

More than 75 students from a wide variety of academic disciplines will participate.

Among the disciplines represented will be biology, chemistry, communication studies, English, geology, geography, history, mathematics, political science, psychology and statistics.

A broad, diverse range of research topics will be presented. Examples include the productivity of central Appalachian forests, detection of explosive biomarkers to ground water storage in flooded underground coal mines and the changing roles of women in the workforce.

This is a wonderful event for our graduate students to present the results of their work,said Fred King, the Eberly College’s associate dean for research and graduate studies.Every year I am overwhelmed by what our students have accomplished.

Often, these are the same presentations that they have made to national and international audiences at meetings of their professional societies. Looking through the posters, you get a real sense of why WVU students often have won awards for their work.

Our doctoral students work very hard on their dissertations, spending hundreds of hours in libraries and archives,said Steve Zdatny, director of graduate studies for WVU s Department of History.It is therefore always a welcome opportunity to share the fruits of that research with their colleagues in history and other graduate students in similar situations from across the University.

For more information on Research Horizons Day, contact King at or 304-293-4611.