Graduate Research Colloquium

Oral Sessions:
March 31 & April 1

Poster Session:
March 31, 4-6 PM

Registration Closes:
March 3, 11:59

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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 years GRC will be held on Tuesday, March 31 & Wednesday, April 1. Oral presentations will be broken up into session taking place during both days. The Poster Session this year will be held on March 31, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Registration for GRC will close on Tuesday, March 3, at 11:59 PM. Abstracts will be due at this time. Presenters will be given a 15 minute time slot, followed by questions from the audience and judges. Presentations will be due on Friday, March 20, at 11:59 PM. This is to ensure a smooth transition the day of the colloquium. Posters are not due ahead of time, you simply bring it to the MUB the day of. The event will be capped off with the GRC Awards Banquet. Not only is this banquet where the winners of GRC will be announced, it is also where the Graduate School hands out their annual Teaching Awards, and where GSG hands out their Merit Awards. Everyone who participated in GRC is invited to attend this banquet to celebrate all of the hard work and accomplishment that graduate students have put in over the past year.

To register for GRC, please fill out this form. https://forms.gle/mdq8YAbbGbXFUgzk6


Poster Printing

Each year GSG strives to make GRC accessible for all students. In order to ensure that cost is not a barrier GSG will be covering the cost of printing posters for GRC this year. All you have to do is register for the poster session and then go to the Library to have your poster printed. They will have an account set up for people who have registered for GRC. Simply print your poster via the Library procedure, tell them it is for GRC, and they will charge us. Note: You must be registered for the poster session or they will not allow you to use the account!

If you don’t have a poster tube to transport/store your poster the Library has them available and we will cover this cost too. Limit to one poster per registration. While there is no deadline for printing your posters it is advised your have your poster printed a couple days ahead of GRC to ensure there is enough time for .

We hope that this will make GRC even more accessible for all graduate students and that we will have a lot of great posters at the poster session this year.


Important Dates

  • February 4 – Registration Opens
  • March 3 – Registration Closes
  • March 3 – Abstracts Due
  • March 20 – Presentations Due
  • March 31 – GRC Day 1
  • March 31 – Poster Session
  • April 1 – GRC Day 2
  • April 1 – Awards Banquet