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Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference

Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference

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 Submission Deadline Extended!

Proposals Due by

October 9, 2015

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 Conference Center in Columbus, GA.

Call for Proposals

Under the broad theme of “Collaborate for Change" a Call for Proposals  to the 2015 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 Proposal 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 has been extended to October 9, 2015; acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis with organized panels
no later than October 21, 2015.

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 October 13th.

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 Awards

There are three conference awards presented after the conference is over to winners in the following categories:

Best Oral Presentation - Based on the oral presentation made by students participating in panel presentations.  All students presenting are automatically evaluated for this award.  Presentations will be judged at the conference and do not need to be submitted ahead of time.

Best Poster Presentation - Based on the poster presentation made by students participating in the open poster presentation session. All students presenting are automatically evaluated for this award.  Posters will be judged at the conference and do not need to be submitted ahead of time.

Best Paper - To be in consideration for the Best Paper award, the paper must be completed, original research and no more than 25 pages in length. The paper must be formatted and properly cited following the appropriate citation criteria approved by your discipline (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian).  Faculty co-authored papers are not eligible for this award.  To be considered for the Best Paper award, the student should email an electronic copy of their paper to Ms. Dees by Friday, October 16 at 5 pm.  

The student who wins in each award category will win a monetary award of $250 and an award letter. There will be one monetary award given per winning paper or presentation issued to the graduate student listed as the primary author in the conference proposal submission. An award letter will be issued to all authors/presenters of the winning paper/presentation who attend the conference. If you do not want to be considered in the judging for the presentation awards, please let Ms. Dees know by Friday, October 16 at 5 pm.  Students who opt out of the judging for a category are not eligible to win the monetary award for that category.  

Conference Events

The Domin Conference involves events spread over two days. Join us the evening of the 4th 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, November 5th.  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.

Conference Agenda 

Cunningham Center
Columbus State University

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

5:00 – 6:00 pm - Reception – For conference participants, sponsors, faculty, and guests. - Blanchard Hall B

6:00 – 7:00 pm - Keynote Speaker - Blanchard Hall C

Paul Hostetter
Music at the Crossroads: Interdisciplinary Opportunities for Sound, Word, and Sight.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Participant Registration - Front Registration Desk

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast and Student Networking - Main Lobby
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. - Panel Session 1

P1-A S.T.E.M.-ing the Tide: Research in S.T.E.M. Fields - Conference Room 209/210
P1-B Engineering Tomorrow: Research from Engineering Fields - Conference Room 215/216

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. - Panel Session 2

P2-A Outside the Box: Evaluating Education Systems - Conference Room 209/210
P2-B Social Engagement: Assessing Public Policy - Conference Room 215/216

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. - Lunch & Networking - For conference participants, sponsors, faculty, and guests. - Blanchard Hall C

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion Sessions - Blanchard Hall B

Interdisciplinary Interactions: Examining Dimensions of Professional Growth

  • The Interdisciplinary Approach to Disciplinary Problem Solving
  • Choosing And Developing A Research Topic
  • Graduate Student Publishing
  • Developing and Fostering the Student-Faculty Mentoring Relationship

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. - Interdisciplinary Poster Presentations - Blanchard Hall A

3:00 – 5:30 p.m. - Panel Session 3

P3-A Phenomenal Observation: Studies in Natural Sciences - Conference Room 209/210

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion - Blanchard Hall C

Team Writing for Publications

  • Dr. Tom Hackett
  • Dr. Michael Baltimore

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. - Panel Session 4 

P4-A Reworking the Workplace: Analyzing Professional Systems - Conference Room 215/216


If you have additional questions regarding the 2015 Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research
Conference, please contact Amber Dees at
or 706-507-8634.


 Thank you to all of our 2015 Sponsors!

Regions                                        Mediacom   

Diverse Power

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Conference Hotel Sponsor