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Graduate students at any stage of their studies will present their work in an interdisciplinary setting. Diverse presentation formats, including poster presentations, artist talks, performance and media presentations, round tables, and more provide the opportunity for graduate students in all programs to share their work.
Oral Presentations are short talks of 20 minutes including Q&A. Depending on the discipline, presenters may utilize presentation software, such as PowerPoint or Prezi, or read a carefully-crafted paper.
Work in Progress Presentations are oral presentations that give graduate students the opportunity to share their research at any stage including design with the explicit purpose of receiving feedback. Each talk is 20 minutes including Q&A and may utilize presentation software, such as PowerPoint or Prezi, or engage the audience in dialogue.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by The University of Queensland, the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Prevalent in the sciences, Poster Presentations provide graduate students the opportunity to present research they conducted as an individual or team. Presentations are 15 minutes including Q&A. Poster dimensions are 72″ W x 48″ H maximum.
Performance and Media Presentations invite graduate students to share their work in innovative and creative ways, such as digital stories, short films, poetry, and more. Each presentation lasts 20 minutes including Q&A.
Artist Talks serve as a space for graduate students in the arts to present their creative research and work. Talks may be performance-based, a description of current research, or a presentation of finished works and are 20 minutes including Q&A.
Panels are a collection of oral presentations conveying theory, research results, or other scholarly content that is focused on one or related topics. Each panel lasts 75 minutes, includes a short introduction by a moderator, and consist of at least three graduate students.
Round tables promote thought and discussion rather than convey research results. Each round table is led by at least two graduate students who will actively engage participants in discussing an identified social issue or concern. Discussions should have an action oriented outcome. Each round table will be 75 minutes with a max of 10 participants.
Workshops give graduate students in applied programs the opportunity to showcase their work. Workshops will engage participants in discussing a particular skill or area of development and should provide them with tools for immediate application. They last 75 minutes including a short introduction by a moderator.