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2017 Graduate Student Research Colloquium

The Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Board will be hosting this year’s Graduate Student Research Colloquium on Friday, March 3, 2017 in the Frieson Black Cultural Center. The colloquium provides graduate students with an opportunity to present their research in a conference setting. Students receive feedback from faculty and other graduate students in attendance and have an opportunity to practice their presentation skills. Being selected to present in the Graduate Student Research Colloquium makes a wonderful entry on student résumés of curriculum vitaes.  All graduate students in the college are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for oral presentations and poster sessions at this year’s colloquium.

Abstract submissions need to be for original research being conducted in conjunction with graduate studies. A maximum of two submissions may be made per student.If your presentation involved data from human subjects, you will need to obtain IRB approval.  Contact the professor guiding your research for assistance with this.

Members of the Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Board will be responsible for a “blind-review” of abstract submissions for the Spring Research Colloquium. One outstanding abstract from each of the eight academic departments in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences will be selected for an oral presentation. Students selected to make oral presentations will receive a $500 professional development award from the Dean. (If more than one author is on an abstract selected for an oral presentation, the award will be divided equally among the authors.) Additional abstracts will be selected for the poster session which will be held during the research colloquium.  Applicants may apply for presentation or poster directly, and some who applied for the presentation may be accepted in poster format.

Instructions and templates for designing posters can be found on the UTK Brand Guidelines page. Additional supports and tips for developing posters may be found on Colin Purrington’s excellent blog.

Abstracts need to include

    1.      Student’s name
    2.      Student’s academic department
    3.      Student’s UT e-mail address
    4.      Title of research project
    5.      Purpose (i.e. class project, IRB approved research project, etc.)

Abstracts should be a maximum of 350 words and submitted electronically by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Please submit electronically via this submission form. Submissions will be assessed and ranked based on scores on this scoring rubric. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Graduate Student Advisory Board.

Colloquium Frequently Asked Questions:

Who should submit proposals for the CEHHS Graduate Student Research Colloquium?

  • Any graduate student in CEHHS who would like the opportunity to practice presenting their research

How many students are selected to participate?

  • There will be 8 oral presentations. One student from each academic department is selected.
  • We typically have between 25 – 35 poster presentations.

How are the presenters selected?

  • Members of the Graduate Student Advisory Board conduct a blind review of the proposal abstracts to select the oral and poster presentations. A standard rubric is used for consistency.

How are the awards determined?

    There are 3 types of awards:

  • All oral presenters will receive a $500 travel award from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
  • The poster presentations will be judged by a panel of CEHHS faculty members. The top two poster presentation will receive a travel award. The amount is TBD.
  • All attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite oral and poster presentation.

How much will it cost to print a poster for the poster presentation?

What about other materials?

  • The college will provide foam boards, binder clips and easels for the poster presentations

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