UO Graduate Student Research Forum

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Congratulations to all the winners!

3MT Winners –
1st Saul Propp
2nd Manujinda Wathugala
3rd Annie Caruso

Panel Winners –

Performative Lady Power
Water in the Pacific Northwest, Past and Future

Poster Winners –

Sarah Stednitz
HyeonJin Yoon
Soheil Jamshidi
Nicole Moss
Matthew Napolitano
Kaitlin O’Brien
Maria Schweer-Collins
Becky Lawrence

People’s Choice was a tie!
Matthew Napolitano
Kate Hammarback



Thanks for attending and participating in the 8th Annual Grad Forum! We shall see you next year.


Graduate Student Research Forum, Friday, May 12th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, at the NEW EMU!

The 2017 Grad Forum took place on Friday, May 12th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the new EMU. Graduate students presented in one of three categories: poster, Three-Minute Thesis UO competition, and panel sessions.

This one-day event, which highlights the outstanding research of UO graduate students, occurs every year and now includes the Three Minute Thesis Competition. It drew more than 100 students from 50 plus disciplines. Graduate students presented their research through one of three presentations formats: panel discussions, poster presentations, or the Three Minute Thesis (3MT).

This provided them the opportunity to present their research to a non-specialist audience. Monetary prizes were 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 “3-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.


This year’s program is here!

2017 Grad Forum Program

 This year’s agenda is finally here.  You can find graduate students presenting their research in panel sessions, 3MT competition format, and poster session. See below for all the day’s events. Don’t miss out!

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