Bradford Capuozzo, an undergraduate student at FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, presented research guided by Dr. Howook Chang at one of the nation’s largest graduate research conferences.

Research presented:

An exploratory investigation of particular matter pollution in restaurants

In his own words| Bradford Capuozzo

As an undergraduate student attending the 24th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism was eye-opening experience. By seeing the drive for deeper understanding of intricate areas of the hospitality industry, my own drive was ignited.

Having first-hand experiences with individuals who are doing research, asking and answering questions, in relevant parts of hospitality has made me realize how much there is still left out there to uncover.

Having the opportunity to network with these individuals was a bonus in addition to all the information and ideas I had already learned.

While graduate education seemed something far out in my future, attending and presenting at the conference has sparked my interest in pursuing a graduate degree in the more immediate future.