Graduate Research Colloquium

Oral Sessions:
March 29,30, 8.00AM-2.00PM
Poster Session:
March 29, 5.00PM-7.00PM
(In-person, MUB Ballroom)
Registration Closes:
February 28
March 30, 5.00PM-7.00 PM
(Hybrid, Zoom, and MUB Ballroom)
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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 this year’s GRC a virtual mock conference will be set-up 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

Important Dates

  • January 28– Registration Opens
  • February 28 – Registration Closes
  • March 2 – Abstracts Due
  • March 22 – Poster Due
  • March 29 – GRC Day 1
  • March 29 – Poster Session (6PM, MUB ballroom)
  • March 30 – GRC Day 2
  • March 30 – Awards Banquet

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, $200, and $100 are available for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place speakers respectively in both the poster and oral presentation sessions.

Colloquium Info

GSG is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). GRC will be held on Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30. GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research across the campus-wide community and work on their presentation skills for upcoming conferences. Students can give oral presentations, present posters, or do both. Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the event will be held in a pseudo-hybrid mode. Many conferences have been happening in the hybrid models due to the pandemic, so this would be an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with real-life experiences. Poster presentations will be held in person, and the oral presentations will be held virtually. Judges from a similar field will score all the presentations as the presenter. They will provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve their presentations. 

Cash prizes are available for the top 3 places in both oral and poster presentations (1st - $300, 2nd - $200, and 3rd - $100). Registration is open now, and it closes on Monday, February 28, at 11:59 PM. Click here to register today!

Poster Presentations will occur on Tuesday, March 29 at the MUB ballroom, 5-8 pm. GSG will be covering the cost of printing posters this year. The oral presentations will be held virtually on both days of the colloquium; they will be 12 minutes live talk (no pre-recorded video presentations) followed by a Q&A session.  

The GRC event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The banquet will also be held in the hybrid mode so that people may join them virtually if they want. The banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 30, following the closing of GRC. Full information can be found on our website. If you have any questions please contact