1. K-State home
  2. »College of Human Ecology
  3. »News
  4. »MFT doctoral student earns spot at research summit - College of Human Ecology News

College of Human Ecology

MFT doctoral student earns spot at research summit

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bryan Cafferky, doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, is one of 10 students chosen last week to represent Kansas State University at the 11th Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Feb. 13, 2014.

His research presentation will be "A meta-analysis of relationship factors impacting couples with IPV." Cafferky's faculty mentor is Jared Anderson, associate professor of family studies and human services, College of Human Ecology.

Ten graduate students who are researching Kansas-related topics were selected based on their research presentations at Research and the State, an annual on-campus event that occurred Oct. 29 in the K-State Student Union.

"By researching topics important to our state, these students are making a difference in Kansas and in their disciplines," said Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School. "They will have the opportunity to interact with legislators, other statewide leaders, the Kansas Board of Regents and interested citizens to demonstrate the quality of research being conducted at Kansas State University and the impact the results will have on addressing key issues important to the state."

The Research and the State event involved 60 participants from six colleges and 20 departments. The event was sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School, the office of the president and the office of the provost. Each winner received a $250 scholarship from Dow AgroSciences LLC.

The annual statewide summit in Topeka for Kansas legislators features current research of graduate students at K-State, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Wichita State University. A university professor and an industry representative will judge the poster and student presentation. The top two presenters from each university will receive awards: One student will be chosen as a KansasBio winner and the other student will receive an award from his or her graduate school.

Prepared by University communications and marketing and Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013, and is filed under College News, Family Studies & Human Services.