1. What is the GRC?

    Each spring, GSG sponsors its annual Graduate Research Colloquium.  This is a unique opportunity for graduate students to share their research with the university community in and to gain experience in presenting their work. Graduate students may choose to showcase their research in an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or both. Oral presentations will be a maximum 15 minutes followed by brief questions/answers session. All poster and oral presentations are judged by Michigan Tech faculty using predefined rubrics. The evaluation sheets will be provided to presenters with their presentation schedule about a month before the colloquium. 



  2. Who can participate?

    The colloquium is open to all graduate students from all departments. Any graduate student wishing to present must register (see “How do I apply?” for more information).

    Anyone interested in the current research work of graduate students is welcome to attend any of the sessions during the colloquium.

  3. How do I apply?

    The deadline for submitting a poster or oral presentation abstract is February 20th, 2019 at 11:59pm (23:59). Submit your abstract here!

    Format your abstract strictly according to the instructions in the provided registration link. For more information, please contact the Academic Chair at gsg-academic@mtu.edu

  4. Can I see examples of abstracts?

    Click here to view the Abstracts of Posters & Presentations from GRC 2018.

    Click here to view the Abstracts of Posters & Presentations from GRC 2015.

  5. What awards are given out?

    GSG also sponsors an annual Merit Awards program, which honors an Exceptional Student Scholar, an Exceptional Student Leader, an Exceptional Graduate Mentor and an Exceptional Staff Member. For more information regarding the awards and nomination process, please visit the Merit Awards page.

    The Merit Awards are presented at the GRC Banquet. Additionally, the top three oral and poster presentations are announced based on faculty judges feedback.

  6. What is the GRC Banquet?

    The GRC Banquet is a celebration of graduate student achievement throughout the year that anchors the Graduate Research Colloquium festivities.  All GRC presenters, GSG members, graduate school staff, and select faculty are invited.  Many awards are presented throughout the evening including the Graduate School’s Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship Awards, the GSG Service Awards, and the GSG Merit Awards.