Graduate Student Expo

Profile shot of a student standing in front of her scientific research poster.

A Showcase of Graduate Work

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. As a professional development event, the Expo challenges students to hone their oral and visual communication skills. Typically, between 100 and 125 students from all disciplines participate in this adjudicated university-wide event.

Save the Date: 2020 Graduate Student Expo

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Tangeman University Center, Great Hall, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

A participant in the Creative Arts Gallery hanging up her photos on a display board.

The Creative Arts Gallery features works from talented graduate student artists. The Poster Forum showcases a wide range of research topics, from the representation of water cinema to a pontential life-saving technology for firefighters to an analysis of self-control as a function of political ideology. The Three Minute Thesis Competition challenges students to summarize their research or scholarship for a nonspecialist audience using only three minutes of speech and a single slide.

A poster forum judge uses his capped pen to point to a graph on a student's research poster.

All UC graduate students are encouraged to participate in the 2020 Graduate Student Expo. Whether you want to get discipline-specific feedback on your research before you present nationally, beef up your CV, practice your research elevator pitch, or share your art with the UC community, the Expo is a great opportunity. This annual event is free to register and held on campus.