Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Congratulations to the Recipients of the Best Poster Award of the CSDE Winter 2021 Trainees’ Lightning Talks and Poster Session!

Posted: 3/15/2021 (CSDE Research)

Over 70 participants engaged with last week’s CSDE Biannual Graduate Student Lightning Talks and Poster session! Their engagement, insightful questions and thoughtful written feedback to the presenters contributed significantly to the success of this event. Congratulations to Taehoon Kwon (Economics) and Carolina Coimbra Vieira (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) who shared the best poster award. Kwon presented “Less Study, More Leisure? Impact of SAT and GPA Grading Policy Reform” and Coimbra Vieira presented “Assessing Cultural Distance between Countries using Facebook Data: The Case of Food as a Cultural Marker and the Role of Migration”. CSDE Training Director Christine Leibbrand invited a diverse panel of CSDE Affiliates to rate the posters and provide individual feedback. Thank you, Mark Ellis (Geography)Dave Grembowski (Health Services), Crystal Hall (Evans School of Public Policy), Rachel Heath (Economics), Taryn Lindhorst (Social Work), and Dafeng Xu (Evans School of Public Policy) for your service. The posters and presentations were evaluated based on the innovation, quality and appropriateness of research design and methodology, effectiveness in communicating the research, overall design and organization of the poster and effectiveness of visualizations. CSDE was lucky to have Maxine Wright, CSDE Trainee and Sociology Doctoral Student, organize the Lightning Talk session. Maxine helped recruit presenters, advertise the event, brainstorm an innovative method for holding the lightning talks remotely, and coordinate with the large number of people required to make the event a success.

Attendees at the session also had the opportunity to learn about COVID-19 beliefs and behaviors in Bangladesh, oil well siting and health, the impact of COVID-19 on low-income housing security, and the diffusion of lay Catholic movements from the other excellent presentations given at the Lightning Talks. Larissa Caldeira (Sociology) presented “Keep the Faith, Change the Church: Understanding the Diffusion of Lay Catholic Movements in the United States,” Matt Fowle (Evans School of Public Policy) presented “The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Low-Income Tenant Housing Security,” Nicholas Hadjimichael (Evans School of Public Policy) presented “Narrative Power of Place: What is the Effect of Place on Uptake of a Campaign for a 2500 ft. Oil and Gas Well Setback Requirement in California, and Ferdous Sardar (Economics) presented “How COVID-19 Risk Information Affects Beliefs and Behaviors: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh.”