UO Graduate Student Research Forum

Innovate. Collaborate. Communicate

Join us for the 9th annual Grad Forum Friday, May 11th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm



Download the long form of the 2018 Grad Forum Agenda to learn about the subjects of the panel presentations and the more about the presenters themselves.

We’re also excited to announce that Graduate Student Research Forum has a new app! Our official app can be downloaded here. Use your UO email address when signing up in the app, with the event invitation code usrhl  Once you’re signed up, you should be taken directly to Graduate Student Research Forum site.


The 2018 Grad Forum will take place on Friday, May 11th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the EMU. This one-day event, which highlights the outstanding research of UO graduate students and now includes the Three Minute Thesis Competition, is expected to draw more than 100 students from 50 plus disciplines. Graduate students will present their research through one of three presentations formats: panel discussions, poster presentations, or the Three Minute Thesis (3MT).

The Grad Forum provides them the opportunity to present their research to a non-specialist audience. Monetary prizes will be presented to the winners in the three competition areas, and are intended to support student professional development efforts. Last year’s event attracted student presentations covering a range of research topics including stress and coping in humans and related species, ethics in the digital age, and how socioeconomic adversity affects brain development in children. With the addition of the fast-moving Three Minute Thesis presentations, the event is sure to be lively, interesting, and fun.

The Grad Forum provides an excellent professional development experience for graduate students to share their work with a broad audience of faculty, other graduate students, undergraduates, and members of the larger community. The event is an opportunity to make interdisciplinary connections and compete to win up to $250 for the best presentations within a category.

The first Graduate Student Research Forum was held in April 2010 in response to requests from graduate students for more opportunities for interdisciplinary intellectual exchange and networking. The Graduate School is committed to providing ongoing opportunities for our graduate students to both share some of the incredible intellectual work going on at the University, and have the chance to engage with their peers’ research. Interdisciplinary, cross-unit forums like this are an ideal setting for learning, research collaboration, and professional development.

Come watch our graduate students present and compete on May 11th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Learn more at https://gradforum.uoregon.edu/


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