PechaKucha 2022

KENNESAW, Ga. | Nov 15, 2022

The Office of Research hosted the inaugural PechaKucha Night at KSU in November 2021 during Research Week at KSU to recognize the outstanding research and scholarship conducted by faculty.

PechaKucha, which means chit-chat in Japanese, is a storytelling-type event where the presenter shares 20 slides for 20 seconds per slide, guided primarily by graphics. Nine presenters, one representing each of the academic colleges, shared their research through this unique format.

The tradition continued into 2022, as the Office of Research hosted its second-annual PechaKucha Night. Two awards were presented based on audience votes. The award for best overall scientific content was given to Philippe Sucosky and the award for best overall artistic expression was given to Margaret Baldwin Pendergrass. Each winner received $2,000 in professional development funds. 

PechaKucha 2022

Left to right: Dominic Thomas, Coles College of Business; Tatiana Villarreal-Otalora, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services; Sara Giordano, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Mine Hashas-Degertekin, College of Architecture and Construction Management; Carl Saint-Louis, College of Mathematics and Science; Margaret Baldwin-Pendergrass, College of the Arts; Philippe Sucosky, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology; Sohyun An, Bagwell College of Education; Tu Nguyen, College of Computing and Software Engineering.

  • Giordano

    Sara Giordano

    "Building a Feminist Science Shop: Experiments in Democratic Science"

  • Saint Louis

    Carl Saint-Louis

    Using Organic Chemistry as a Tool for Spying

  • Thomas

    Dominic Thomas

    "3D for Everyone?!"

  • Pendergrass

    Margaret Baldwin Pendergrass

    "Building Community Through Story: KSU & Education for the Incarcerated and Returning Citizens"

  • Mine Hashas Degertekin

    Mine Hashas-Degertekin

    "Equitable Urban Environments" 

  • Philippe Sucosky

    Philippe Sucosky

    "Space and the Heart: A Love Story?" 

  • Sohyun An

    Sohyun An

    "A Motherscholar’s Journey for a Better World Through Antiracist Education"

  • Tu Nguyen

    Tu Nguyen

    "Is Quantum an Opportunity or a Threat?!"

  • Tatiana Villarreal Otalora

    Tatiana Villarreal-Otalora

    "Can Latino Caregivers Save an Adolescent’s Life?"