Paper Submission and Registration

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Thank You Alumni Judges!

Participating in the Graduate Research Forum is a great way to develop presentation skills and to learn about research in other graduate departments. This year you have the opportunity to present your research in a virtual environment using a variety of presentation techniques. The Graduate Research Forum is open to all current graduate students. The 2020 Graduate Research Forum will be held virtually on Friday, November 6th. The final schedule will be announced in mid-October.

The Graduate Research Forum is an interdisciplinary event where all presentations are evaluated by a graduate alumni or faculty member.  All presentations should be prepared for an intelligent, non-expert audience. A goal of this forum is for graduate students to develop the ability to communicate the importance of their research and scholarship with people outside of their discipline.

Registration is quick and easy! 

This year the GRF is going virtual! This provides new opportunities for graduate students to be creative and innovate with their presentation styles.  Presentations will be both synchronous (with a live audience) and asynchronous (prerecorded with live questions). Presentation times will range from 3-7 minutes per presentation.

Examples of presentation styles: Reading of an Original Work, Recording of a Performance, Visual and/or Interactive Display of Art, Conducting an Experiment, Showcasing an Electronic Portfolio, Engaging Viewers in an Interactive Activity, Traditional Oral Research Presentation, Traditional Poster Presentation (voice over PowerPoint due to virtual presentation)

Examples of technology graduate students could use to create their presentations: Powtoon, Wordpress, Wix/Weebly (websites), YouTube, ISSUU

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2020 Graduate Research Forum is September 23, 2020

To submit your work for presentation to the Graduate Research Forum:

  • Prepare an abstract in non-expert language with a maximum of 500 words

  • Create a title that is meaningful to a non-expert audience and is a maximum of 125 characters (no jargon or technical language)

  • Name and Presentation title at the top of the abstract;

  • Save as a Microsoft Word document - single space, Times New Roman 12 pt font.

Click on Registration to complete the registration form and to upload your abstract. Please review all information before submitting. After submitting the registration form you will receive a confirmation email. If you have problems with registration or have questions, contact the Graduate School at gradschool@miamioh.edu or 529-3734. In October you will receive a preliminary copy of the program.

Virtual Session

This year the GRF is going virtual! This provides new opportunities for graduate students to be creative and innovate with their presentation styles.  Presentations will be both synchronous (with a live audience) and asynchronous (prerecorded with live questions). Presentation times will range from 3-7 minutes per presentation.

Examples of presentation styles: Reading of an Original Work, Recording of a Performance, Visual and/or Interactive Display of Art, Conducting an Experiment, Showcasing an Electronic Portfolio, Engaging Viewers in an Interactive Activity, Traditional Oral Research Presentation, Traditional Poster Presentation (voice over PowerPoint due to virtual presentation)

Examples of technology graduate students could use to create their presentations: Powtoon, Wordpress, Wix/Weebly (websites), YouTube, ISSUU

Submission

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2020 Graduate Research Forum is September 23, 2020

To submit your work for presentation to the Graduate Research Forum:

  • Prepare an abstract in non-expert language with a maximum of 500 words

  • Create a title that is meaningful to a non-expert audience and is a maximum of 125 characters (no jargon or technical language)

  • Name and Presentation title at the top of the abstract;

  • Save as a Microsoft Word document - single space, Times New Roman 12 pt font.

Click on Registration to complete the registration form and to upload your abstract. Please review all information before submitting. After submitting the registration form you will receive a confirmation email. If you have problems with registration or have questions, contact the Graduate School at gradschool@miamioh.edu or 529-3734. In October you will receive a preliminary copy of the program.