Graduate Research Colloquium

Oral Sessions:
April 1-2, 8.00AM-2.00PM (Zoom)

Poster Session:
April 1

Award Ceremony:
April 2, 4.00PM-6.00PM (Zoom)

Registration Closes:
March 2

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What is the Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)?

Each spring, GSG sponsors the Graduate Research Colloquium Poster & Presentation Competition. The GRC is a unique opportunity to share your research with the University community and to gain experience in presenting that research to colleagues. During GRC the MUB is turned into a mock conference where presenters are broken down into various technical sessions, ranging from Advances in Modern Medicine & Health to Power and Energy, and everything in between.

Oral Presentation WinnersPoster Presentation Winners
 1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
2019Nabhajit GoswamiNicholas GerstnerJeremy Bigalke
2018Kishan BellurKarina EyreNiranjan Miganakullu
 1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
2019Janna BrownLaura SchaererAvik Ghosh
2018Gemechis DegagaShanshan HouTanvir Khan

Who can participate?

All graduate students are highly encouraged to participate by presenting their research in an oral presentation or creating a poster detailing their research. You can even do both!


Why participate?

The GRC provides graduate students a great opportunity to practice their oral or poster presentations in a friendly environment before presenting at a major conference. These presentations will help you to gain valuable feedback from judges and other audience members that can benefit your research. The GRC is also a great way to network and learn about other research that is being done on campus. Cash prizes of $300, $250, and $150 are available for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place speakers in both the poster and oral presentation sessions.


Colloquium Info

This year’s GRC will be held on Thursday, April 1 & Friday, April 2 virtually. Oral presentations will be broken up into sessions taking place during both days. The Poster Session this year will be hosted on April 1 in a pre-recorded video style. The deadline to submit the video for the poster session is 11:59 PM March 22, 2021. A notification email will be sent once we receive your submission. Registration for GRC is now open and closes on 11:59 PM March 2. Abstracts will be due at this time. Presenters will be given a 15-minute time slot consisting of a 12-minute presentation followed by questions from the audience and judges. Presentations will be due on Friday, March 22, at 11:59 PM. This is to ensure a smooth transition on the day of the colloquium.  The only thing that is needed during registration is your abstract, which has a 300-word limit. There will be a Q&A session for the poster presenters with the judges from 4-6 PM on Thursday. This will be hosted using zoom break-out sessions. The event will be capped off with the virtual GRC Awards ceremony on April 2, 2021, from 5-7 PM. Here we not only announce the winners of GRC, but it is also where the Graduate School hands out their annual Teaching Awards, and where GSG felicitates their Merit Award winners. Everyone who participated in GRC is invited to attend this ceremony to celebrate all of the hard work and accomplishments that graduate students have put in over the past year.
To register for GRC, please fill out this form.


Important Dates

  • January 18 – Registration Opens
  • March 2 – Registration Closes
  • March 2 – Abstracts Due
  • March 22 – Poster Presentation Videos Due
  • April 1 – GRC Day 1
  • April 1 – Poster Session goes live
  • April 2 – GRC Day 2
  • April 2 – Awards Banquet