This is the eighth year the Texas Tech University Graduate School has hosted the competition.
Roughly 60 students presented at the annual Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Research Conference, which was held at the Texas Tech Student Union Building. The conference featured 10-15 minute presentations by students in fields like communication studies, economics, foreign language, history and the arts.
"The study of the arts and humanities is critical to our ability to analyze information and to express ideas," said Mark Sheridan, dean of the Graduate School. "(This) gives the students an opportunity to showcase their work and to have a platform for expressing that work."