Photographed are just a few winners from the 2023 CRIDC poster competition. This photo was taken on February 1, 2023, in the Exhibition Hall by Brittani Hill. 

Tech’s 14th annual Career, Research, Innovation, and Development Conference (CRIDC) was held this past February 1. Ninety-nine graduate students participated in the poster competition, presenting their research in front of their peers and faculty and staff judges alike. This year’s CRIDC recognized the outstanding and impactful work of our student competitors and awarded $43,000 worth of research travel grants. 

Congratulations to the following poster competition winners.  

Executive Vice President for Research winners 

Nicole Aiosa, College of Sciences 

Abigail Diering, College of Engineering 

Andrew Cazier, College of Engineering 

Christian Coletti, College of Engineering 

Anamik Jhunjhunwala, College of Engineering 

Kaitlyn Otte, College of Sciences 

Arpit Narechania, College of Computing 

Christina McDonald, College of Engineering 

Nina Sara Fraticelli-Guzman, College of Engineering 

Megan McSweeney, College of Engineering 

College of Engineering winners  

Mariah Schrum 

Tanner Hickman 

Walter Parker 

Adam Garlow 

College of Sciences winners  

Sonia Bhattacharya 

Jessica Zahn 

Iramofu Dominic 

College of Computing winners  

Miuyin Yong Wong 

Jonathan Womack 

Abhinav Gullapalli 

Matthew Landen 

Adam Coscia 

Office of the Provost’s Award 

Jordan Kocher, College of Engineering 

Jennifer Leestma, College of Engineering 

Batin Karahasanoglu, College of Engineering 

Krishma Singal, College of Sciences 

Ivy Chang (Exhibition Competition Winner), College of Engineering 

CRIDC is the product of a collaboration between the Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) and the Graduate Career Development Team from the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. Several years ago, the event was created when the student-led poster competition, then known as the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Competition (GTRIC) was combined with the Graduate Career Symposium.  

CRIDC also features an Innovation Competition, in which ten graduate student finalists offered three-minute presentations to a panel of judges. All participants met with Tech’s VentureLab to explore grants and programs that can help them pursue startup businesses and technology licensing opportunities.  

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 CRIDC Innovation Competition:  

1st place: Pradosh Dash 

Runner-up: Simin Nasiri 

Runner-up: Batin Karahasanoglu 

In addition to the poster competition, this year’s CRIDC also featured an employee networking brunch as well as four career panels. For more information about CRIDC, please visit

Photo taken by Brittani Hill on February 1, 2023, in the Exhibition Hall during the 2023 CRIDC Poster Competition