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President Crawford with a student at the Graduate Research Forum President Crawford with a student at the Graduate Research Forum
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Graduate Student of the Week

Showcase your wonderful graduate students on the Graduate School website! Display their great research, highlight the difference they make in the program, and recognize them for being a great student! Nominate a graduate student in your program via email gradpd@miamioh.edu. In the nomination include the student's name, department and a short narrative describing why the graduate student stands out.

 

Name: Karen Mauk

Program: Experience Design (Department of Art)

Year of Study: 3rd year MFA student

Nominated By: Dennis Cheatham

Research Interests: My graduate work is focused on collaborating with project stakeholders to expand access, strengthen partnerships, and enhance the experiences of diverse audiences. My MFA thesis (https://makea3rd.space/) examines how people cocreate their own public gathering places as a way of reimagining their communities.

Favorite thing about being a graduate student at Miami: My favorite thing about being a graduate student at Miami University is belonging to a supportive and rigorous learning community that challenges me to improve every day. I'm honored to study and practice design thinking principles with colleagues who are committed to serving the common good and creating better, more inclusive experiences.

“Karen empowers others and is an outstanding example of what we value in Experience Design.”

-Dennis Cheatham