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Date: Friday, November 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Student Center (SC) South

The Graduate School and the Office of the Provost invite you to the 3rd Annual Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day. This event will showcase the rich array of groundbreaking research undertaken by University of Houston graduate students across all disciplines, provide networking opportunities, and celebrate the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of our students. Students will compete within each category to receive a trophy and scholarship award for:

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • People’s Choice: $250

The Graduate School will provide a continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks for the afternoon. There will also be an evening student reception, which will include finger foods and drinks. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Agenda

10:00 am Posters Exhibit Student Center (SC) Ballroom, Room 210
12:00 pm Lunch SC Houston Room, Room 220
12:30 pm Talks SC Theater, Room 103/203
2:30 pm Demonstrations/Performances SC Theater, Room 103/203
4:00 pm Awards Presentation & Reception SC Houston Room, Room 220

  • Talks

    GRaSP Talk sessions will feature 14 presentations by the best and brightest graduate students across the university. Each student will have 5-10 minutes to talk about their research using a style similar to a TED Talk. To set each student up for success, GRaSP Talk committee members will work extensively with the selected students to train and prepare them. This aspect of the GRaSP Day is designed to bring forward the most advanced graduate student representatives from the 14 colleges that offer graduate studies at the University of Houston. The talks will be judged by a panel of internal and external judges and recorded for future viewing by students and faculty.

  • Posters

    GRaSP Poster sessions will feature 96 poster presentations by advanced graduate students. While poster presentations are common to some disciplines (STEM, education, etc.), our goal is to encourage participation across the university and to include all areas. To encourage this, the selection committee will not insist on a particular format for the posters, but will instead consider each in relation to the research or creative products associated with its discipline. The Graduate School and GRaSP committee members will work with the selected students to help prepare them for this unique opportunity. During the event, the posters will be judged by a panel of external judges from a variety of disciplines. Preference will be given to students with advanced standing in their respective programs.

    PARTICIPANTS

    Poster Templates

    Architecture Arts Business
    Education Engineering Hotel & Restaurant Management
    Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Natural Sciences & Mathematics Optometry
    Pharmacy Social Work Technology

    Training Material

  • Demonstrations/Performances

    GRaSP Demonstration/Performance sessions will feature 6 demonstrations/performances by the most creative and brightest graduate students in the more performative and visual subjects. Each student/team will have 10 minutes to demonstrate/present their topic. To set each student/team up for success, GRaSP Demonstration/Performance committee members will work extensively with the selected students to train and prepare them for competition. This aspect of the GRaSP Day is designed to bring forward the most advanced graduate student representatives from the 14 colleges that offer graduate studies at the University of Houston. The demonstrations/performances will be judged by a panel of internal and external judges and recorded for future viewing by students and faculty.

  • Publications

    One of the initiatives associated with GRaSP day will be awards for best scholarly publication by best and brightest graduate students from our University. GRaSP Publications may include books, essays, short stories, poems, scholarly articles (published in journals, books, or conference proceedings). Exceptional, publication-quality manuscripts will be considered if they are from a field in which publication during a graduate career is unusual. The submissions will be judged by a panel of internal and external judges, and the winning publications will be actively promoted by the University.