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Graduate Students: Register for the 2017 Expo!

Poster Forum, Fine Art Gallery and Three Minute Thesis.

Present at the Poster Forum, show your creative work in the Fine Art Gallery and compete in the Three Minute Thesis contest.
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Registration Deadlines
  • Poster Forum: extended deadline January 20, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. 
  • Fine Art Gallery and Three Minute Thesis: January 27, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.

Registration is free and open to all UC graduate students. Graduate students may participate in more than one event. Register today!

The 2017 Graduate Student Expo

The 2017 Expo will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Tangeman University Center Great Hall from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

  • Student Check-in (poster forum, fine arts gallery): 8 a.m.–9 a.m.
  • Fine Arts Gallery: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Poster Forum: 9 a.m.–noon
  • Pizza Lunch (free for all participants and visitors!): Noon
  • Three Minute Thesis: Noon–2 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: 2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

A Showcase of Graduate Work

The 2016 Expo & Poster Forum was held on Friday, February 26, 2016, in the Tangeman University Center Great Hall from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

View all winners from the Graduate Student Expo.

Each year the Graduate School hosts the Graduate Student Expo (formerly known as the Graduate Poster Forum) to showcase graduate student research, scholarship and creative works. Typically, between 100 and 125 students from all disciplines participate in this adjudicated university-wide event. Poster topics range from the impact of Tesla Automobiles on sustainable development to axion stars to an analysis of ESL reading rate strategies. The Three Minute Thesis competition, held in the afternoon, challenges students to summarize their research or scholarship for a nonspecialist audience using only three minutes of speech and a single slide. The Fine Art Gallery features creative works from talented graduate student artists.  

All UC graduate students are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Graduate Student Expo. Whether you want to get discipline-specific feedback on your research before you present nationally, beef up your CV, or share your art with the UC community, the Expo is a great opportunity and it is right in your own back yard. (And it is free to register!) 

Faculty and Teaching Assistants: Use the Expo as a student learning opportunity

2013 Graduate Poster Forum

The event is open to the university community, so bring your under/graduate classes on a tour of the posters or encourage your students to attend individually. Visitors will not only get firsthand knowledge of research and scholarship in action, but students may have an opportunity to explore graduate school options.

All posters will be available for viewing that day from 9 a.m. to noon, and the Three Minute Thesis competition will run from noon to 2 p.m. Maps and abstract books for the posters and fine art, and programs for the Three Minute Thesis will be available so you can target your viewing to specific disciplines. Poster and art abstracts and the Three Minute Thesis program will be accessible online here as the event approaches.

Contact: email or call 513-556-2379 with any questions.