Collaboration is more than just a buzz word; it is a necessity in today’s ever diversifying market and research endeavors. And more than 300 graduate students agree, having submitted proposals to present at the Graduate Student Showcase — Celebrating Research and Creativity scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25.
The Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research are partnering to host the “Grad Show,” a one-day conference on campus encouraging connection and collaboration among all of the graduate students at Colorado State University.
For the first time at CSU, graduate students will have the opportunity to present their scholarship alongside one another across diverse disciplines. With more than 90 graduate programs available, it can be difficult for busy students to cross paths.
“I know there are so many amazing things happening among graduates at CSU, but I often get stuck in my same routines — I work in the same building, see the same people, and talk with the same professors,” says psychology student Maeve O’Donnell. “That’s why I’m so excited about the Grad Show — I will have the opportunity to appreciate the work of so many other people and build connections!”
In addition to providing an arena for interdisciplinary collaboration, the Grad Show can help graduate students hone their conference and presentation skills, while building their resumes. Accolades and cash prizes will be presented at the Awards Ceremony that day at 4 p.m.
“This is the first time we have offered anything like this for graduate students,” said Jodie Hanzlik, Dean of the Graduate School. “And by their response, there was definitely a need. We are pleased to be able to offer this type of venue to support their research, scholarship, and creativity. The day’s events will provide an excellent opportunity to enhance collaboration across departments, as well as networking across the campus.”
The Grad Show will take place on Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. in Lory Student Center Ballroom. Food and beverages will be served.