Watch a livestream of GRaSP Day:
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!
|10:00 am - 12:00 pm||Posters Exhibit||Student Center (SC) Ballroom, Room 210|
|11:00 am - 2:00 pm||Talks||SC Theater, Room 103/203|
|11:30 am - 1:30 pm||Lunch||SC Houston Room, Room 220|
|2:30 pm - 4:00 pm||Demonstrations/Performances||SC Theater, Room 103/203|
|4:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Awards Presentation & Reception||SC Houston Room, Room 220|
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.
Training Date Time Location Slideshow Presentation Training Friday, October 20 10:00 am - 1:00 pm T2 (College of Technology Building), Room 201 Primary and Alternate Selections & Practice Session Friday, October 27 Varied Dudley Recital Hall Stage Rehearsal Friday, November 3 Varied; Registration form will be emailed soon. Student Center Theater, Room 103/203
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.
Architecture Arts Business Education Engineering Hotel & Restaurant Management Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Natural Sciences & Mathematics Optometry Pharmacy Social Work Technology
- Poster Presentations
- Poster Overview
- University Career Services - Elevator Pitch
- Poster Judging Rubric
- Poster and Speech Training
- Date: Friday, October 20
- Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Locations: Based on student's college of study
College Training Location Architecture, Arts, & Liberal Arts and Social Sciences T2 (College of Technology Building), Room 100 Education, Hotel and Restaurant Management, & Social Work T2 (College of Technology Building), Room 207 Engineering (Aerospace & Mechanical) & Technology T2 (College of Technology Building), Room 115 Engineering (All others) T1 (Technology Annex), Room 101 Natural Sciences and Mathematics T1 (Technology Annex), Room 116B Optometry & Pharmacy T1 (Technology Annex), Room 116
- Practice Session
- Date: Friday, November 3
- Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Location: Sent via email; if email was not received, contact the Graduate School by phone at 713-743-5284 or by email at email@example.com.
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.
Training Date Time Location Committee Rehearsal Friday, October 27 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm School of Theatre & Dance, Wortham Theatre Stage Rehearsal Friday, November 3 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Student Center Theater, Room 103/203
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.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Winners will be announced on GRaSP Day, Friday November 10th from 4pm-5pm, at the Awards Presentation and Reception. Applicants will not be contacted regarding their status between now and November 10th. If you have any additional questions, contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org.