8th Annual Grad Forum, Friday, May 12th!
10:00 am – 4:00 pm || EMU
Graduate Student Research Forum, Friday, May 12th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, at the NEW EMU!
The 2017 Grad Forum will take place on Friday, May 12th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the new EMU. Graduate students will be presenting 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 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).
This 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 “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.