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Highlighted Events

The “Dynamic Presenter” Breakfast

9:15 am – 9:45 am

The Dynamic Presenter Breakfast is an opportunity to jumpstart your GRC experience. Gain and sharpen your communication skills to advance how you present your research. This session is open to all presenters and attendees of the GRC. We are thrilled to have Dr. Scott Casper as the keynote speaker for the Dynamic Presenter’s Breakfast.


Discussion Panels-Celebrating Diversity Across Disciplines

Session 1: 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Session 2: 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Session 3: 1:45 pm – 2:30pm


The Discussion Panel Session will be covering one of three topics, Media Manipulation, Climate Change, and Minding the Gap. Each of these panels invites graduate students from an array of disciplines to discuss their position on the panel topics. The Discussion Panels also help to highlight the theme of this year’s GRC, which is Diversity Across Disciplines. 

We encourage students to attend each of the panel sessions to learn about the interesting research that is being done by the graduate students of UMBC.

 Celebrating 50 Years of Grit and Greatness with Dr. Jeffrey Halverson

Lunch Session: 12:00 pm- 1: 30 pm

As we begin to wrap up the 2016-2017 school year, Dr. Jeffrey Halverson will help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UMBC by delivering an engaging and dynamic keynote address during the lunch session. He will also help us to recognize some of GSA’s past presidents and vice presidents. We encourage students to come and listen to Dr. Halverson share his thoughts of what Grit and Greatness truly means.