A monster project

The Graduate Student Research Symposium, held April 5 in the Lab Sciences Building, enabled students to polish their communication skills in presenting their research to members of the WUSTL community. Doctoral student Laure Gonin-Hartman (left) explains her project, “Monsters and Poetry in 16th-Century France,” which earned her second prize in the humanities, to judge Mark Henson, a doctoral student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. “You’d be surprised to see how interested people can be in your subject when you find a way to reach out,” Gonin-Hartman said. “The symposium is a great event because it also opens your eyes to other graduate students’ research in a relaxed way.”