Creativity. Research. Entrepreneurship. All in one place, all in one day.
The Graduate Student Showcase brings together the work and talent of more than 300 graduate students from all eight of Colorado State University’s colleges. The campus community is invited to attend the poster presentations, live performances and visual arts presentations taking place Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom.
The GradShow is an interdisciplinary showcase for graduate students to hone their conference, communication and networking skills while building their resumes. Top presenters will be awarded a total of $16,700 in cash prizes from generous award sponsors during the awards reception beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Professional development, fellowships
In addition to the morning presentations, the GradShow includes professional development opportunities. All graduate students are invited to attend the five different sessions offered by the Graduate Student Council between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
GradShow also provides top participants with an opportunity to compete for the Vice President for Research Graduate Fellowship. Recipients of the fellowship receive up to $4,000 in scholarship and travel support as well as opportunities to participate in professional development workshops, multidisciplinary activities, mentorship and leadership engagement opportunities.
At GradShow, graduate students present their scholarship alongside fellow students from more than 46 graduate programs. More than 200 judges (faculty, students, postdocs, research scientists and emeriti) will evaluate the presentations.
In the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration, judging assignments are made on a random basis to provide students with the experience of communicating to audiences within and outside of their own disciplines. The mingling of minds from different disciplines aims to spark innovation and encourage collaborations.
The GradShow is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
GradShow Schedule – Nov. 9
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Poster Presentations, Visual Arts Presentations and Performances, LSC Grand Ballroom
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Professional Development for graduate students, hosted by the Graduate Student Council
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | 376-378 LSC | Professional Headshots: Make a Good First Impression (graduate students may drop by for a free headshot)
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | 382 LSC | Navigating Conflict: Resolving Issues in Grad School
2 – 3:15 p.m. | 386 LSC | You Can Still Learn to Cook: How to Eat Healthy and Efficiently While in Grad School
2:45 – 4 p.m. | 382 LSC | Getting It Done: How to Write a Lot in Grad School
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 386 LSC | You Need More Sleep: How to Reduce Stress and Be More Effective in Grad School
4:30 – 6 p.m. – Awards Reception, LSC Grand Ballroom