Research Showcase is one of the largest events for graduate and undergraduate students on the Washington State University Vancouver campus to showcase their research.

Greg Philbrook.
Dene Grigar.

But when the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order threatened to cancel the annual event, Christine Portfors, vice chancellor for research and graduate education, and her assistant Holly Davis, knew that they had to find some other way to host Research Showcase. They immediately knew to ask Dene Grigar, professor and director of the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program, to find a solution that would allow them to host the showcase virtually.

Grigar worked with Greg Philbrook, instructional and technical specialist with The Creative Media and Digital Culture Program, to develop the gallery site, judges’ portal, and the awards ceremony using Zoom. Grigar conceptualized how to use the space and developed content for it.

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