Graduate Students to Present Research
The annual Graduate Student Research Colloquium sponsored by the Graduate Student Government will take place Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 15-16) in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Forty-nine graduate students will give oral and poster presentations about their research.
Thirty faculty members and postdoctoral fellows have volunteered to serve as judges.
Posters will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday (Feb. 15). Oral presentations are scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 16).
There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place in posters and for the people's choice poster. Oral presentations will also win cash prizes for first, second and third place and for the most-attended presentation.
The research presentations are open to the campus and community, as is a networking social hour from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday and an authors' coffee hour from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 16.
Awards will be presented at a Graduate Research Colloquium banquet Feb. 16. Graduate Student Government merit awards will also be presented for the exceptional graduate student leader, exceptional graduate student scholar, exceptional staff member and exceptional graduate mentor, as will the Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship, the Graduate Student Service Award and the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.
"The main goal of the colloquium is to give students a friendly, comfortable environment to present their research to a scientific audience and get constructive feedback," said Tyler Capek, a PhD student in Physics and chair of the Graduate Research Colloquium. "It's a launching point for people who haven't done conference presentations, and it helps those who have already presented stay fresh," he added. "It helps students prepare for their master's defense."