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Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference

Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference

Expanding Horizons: Broader Understanding through Interdisciplinary Research

October 15-16, 2014       


The Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference (Domin Conference) is an Interdisciplinary conference that affords Graduate students from across the U.S. an opportunity to present their research amongst peers in an open and relaxed atmosphere. 

Imp dates

The goal of the Conference is to encourage the free flow of ideas and knowledge across a broad spectrum of subjects in order to initiate new thought processes and methods for dealing with the issues facing the world today.

The Domin Conference is hosted on the Main Campus of Columbus State University at the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development in Columbus, GA.

Call for Papers

Under the broad theme of “Expanding Horizons: Broader Understanding through Interdisciplinary Research" a Call for Papers to the 2014 Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference at Columbus State University is issued. The rise of globalization, changing environmental factors, and rapid dissemination of information and increased interconnectivity has drastically changed the dynamic of everyday existence. What challenges will we face in this new world as a result of the ever-growing rise and distribution of technology, increased spread of culture and ideas, and strains on existing infrastructure and resources?  


Proposals need not address the selected theme. Graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit their original work for discussion and review. The Conference Chair will arrange accepted Paper proposals into panels based on topic and/or discipline with a focus on encouraging debate, discussion, and potential collaboration. Posters presentations will occur all together in an open session to foster discussion and potential collaboration. 

To submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference, click on the "Submit Paper for Conference" link on the left of the page. Arts projects should be submitted as a poster and clarify type and special presentation needs in the comments section. Theoretical and practical work submitted for consideration may include, but is not limited to, research papers, poster presentations, thesis and dissertation work, case study evaluations, panel presentations of a research topic, and business plans/models.  The deadline for submission is September 12, 2014; acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis with organized panels no later than September 26, 2014.

Conference Registration

The registration cost to participate in the conference is $45. All students who's presentation/ paper proposals are accepted are required to register for the conference no later than September 19th.

Students, faculty and guests who attend the conference as audience members of the graduate student panel/poster presentations can do so at no cost, and with out registering.  Any persons interested in attending the whole day, or in participating in the plenary or keynote session and lunch, should register to attend.

To register to attend the conference, click on the "Register to Attend" link on the left.

Conference Events

The Domin Conference involves events spread over two days. Join us the evening of the 15th at the Cunningham Center for our official Conference Reception and Opening Session. Get to know and network with the other conference attendees and our Conference Sponsors in a relaxed and engaging setting.  All Presenters, Sponsors, and Participants are invited to attend.  The conference presentations and plenary session(s) will be on Thursday, October 16th.  Presenters are encouraged to attend panels and sessions through out the day in order to get the full benefit of the conference. 

Check out our Conference Details page for information on the Conference format, responsibilities of the presenters, and hotel and travel details.

The Domin Conference is partnering with Whitewater Express this year to offer all conference participants an exclusive discount to experience the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world! The day before (and/or after) the conference, we encourage all participants to check out this exhilarating and beautiful course. After your rafting trip, walk or bicycle along the Columbus Riverwalk, eat at one of the great local restaurants, and experience the many other fun activities available in Uptown Columbus.

2014 Conference Schedule

Full Conference Schedule: Download for a copy of the full schedule including the Presenter details for each panel/poster session.

Wednesday, October 15
5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception
6:00 – 7:00 pm Opening Session- Research - Everybody's Doing It: Answers to Graduate Student Questions about Contemporary Research.

Thursday, October 16
8:00 - 8:30 Registration/Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 Panel Session 1

Panes P1-A, P1-B, and P1-C

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 11:30 Panel Session 2

Panes P2-A, P2-B, and P2-C

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch/Networking

12:30 – 1:30 Plenary: The Value of 180 Seconds: What Three Minute Thesis can do for you

Dr. Meredith Welch-Devine, Director of Interdisciplinary and Innovative Initiatives, University of Georgia.
Student Presenters:
Christine Ewers-Saucedo, Tales of Males: The unlikely success story of tine males, Department of Genetics
Karen Gerow, Can improving spatial skills boost math achievement?, Educational Psychology/Art Education
Miles Ingwers, Physiological and Genetic Effects of Drought on Loblolly Pine Clones, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

1:30 – 1:45 Break

1:45 – 2:45 Poster Presentations

2:45 – 4:00 Panel Session 3

Panes P3-A, P3-B, and P3-C

4:00 – 4:15 Break

4:15 – 5:45 Panel Session 4

Panes P4-A, P4-B, and P4-C


If you have additional questions regarding the 2014 Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference, please contact Amber Dees at or 706-507-8441.

Special thanks to our 2014 Conference Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:

Regions Bank                         Diverse Power

Official Conference Hotel:

Fairfield Inn Contributing Sponsors:

Kinetic Credit Union   Rays Motorsports   Columbus Water Works   SRC   River Warden