The FACS financial planning, housing and consumer economics department was well- represented at the American Council on Consumer Interests annual conference in Clearwater, Fla., last week.
Among the award winners was associate professor Dr. Swarn Chatterjee, who received the Mid-Career Award at the conference’s opening session.
Doctoral student Lu Fan received a student conference scholarship award, as did undergraduates Blake Mathews and Anthony Reyna, who are participating in CURO (Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities) under the direction of faculty member Dr. Brenda Cude.
Chatterjee and Cude, along with fellow faculty members John Grable, Robb Nielsen, Patryk Babiarz, Teresa Mauldin and Joan Koonce all had at least one paper and/or poster presented at the conference.
Graduate students Kimberly Watkins, Narang Park, Wookjae Heo, Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar, Judith Aboagye, Kristi-Warren Scott, Abed Rabbini, Xuan Chen, Ji-Young Jung, Tae-Young Pak, Heejung Park, Lini Zhang, Michael Thomas, Lekhnath Chalise, Haidong Zhao and Sae Rom Chung also presented papers or posters at the conference.
Among the presenters were FHCE doctoral graduates Donna Danna, Robin Henager-Greene and Yoko Mimura.
Collectively, UGA faculty and students accounted for nearly one-quarter of the presentations at the conference.
“It was wonderful to see the UGA representation at this conference,” FHCE department head Dr. Sheri Worthy said. “I particularly enjoyed the ’60-second previews’ of featured research posters given at the end of each general session. UGA faculty, grad students and alumni did a great job of encouraging participants to stop by their poster presentations to learn more about their research.”
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