A UCF student presenter at the CCIE 2024 Research Impact Showcase

Criminal Justice PhD student Ashley Lockwood presents her research on youth mental health first-aid training for first responders.

Each year, the College of Community Innovation and Education’s Research Impact Showcase provides graduate students and faculty with the opportunity to share and discuss their research. This year’s showcase was held on Feb. 22 at the Morgridge International Reading Center, where college and community stakeholders gathered for a reception and poster presentations demonstrating the impactful research faculty and students engage in.

The showcase highlights research from various disciplines under the college’s umbrella. This year, presentations covered some of the most relevant current issues and topics, from the impact of artificial intelligence and telemedicine policy to mental health interventions and relationship education outcomes. Additionally, four graduate students received awards for research excellence. Criminal justice doctoral student Ashley Lockwood and public affairs doctoral student Aishwarya Joshi tied for the first-place student award, while the team of criminal justice doctoral students Krystle Roman and Mackenzie Masters earned third place.