RESEARCH Dialogues - Registration is now open!
Tuesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The deadline to apply to be a presenter or participate in a competition is Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Join us for UTC's 2nd annual RESEARCH Dialogues conference, celebrating Scholarship, Engagement, the Arts, Research, Creativity, and Humanities on campus.
Recognizing the diversity of scholarship, research, engagement and creative expression on campus, RESEARCH Dialogues includes multiple options for individuals, classes, and small groups to participate. Participants showcase their scholarly and creative accomplishments through poster and display presentations, podium presentations, panel discussions, and performances in addition to Undergraduate Lightning Presentations, the 3-Minute Thesis competition for graduate students, and elevator speech competition for faculty. The Schedule of Events and Event Details sections provide additional information about the event.
All faculty, staff, and students interested in participating in the RESEARCH Dialogues conference can apply using the application form below. Even if you aren’t going to present, please visit and play “RESEARCH Dialogues Bingo”! Stay tuned for more details!
Poster & Display Presentations
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to present posters or tabletop displays related
to research, scholarship, or creative activity. Posters and displays can come in
many shapes and sizes! If your presentation doesn’t work with a traditional poster
format, that is no problem. Models, photos, laptop computers, interactive materials,
listening stations, robots – all are welcome and can be accommodated. Just make a
note of your needs on the application or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special arrangements.
Presenters are invited to make oral or visual presentations related to research, scholarship, or creative activity. Podium presentation sessions will be moderated.
Panel Discussions / Group Presentations
Groups of presenters are invited to organize a panel discussion or group presentation.
Individuals or groups of faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate in performance presentations in the UC Auditorium.
Undergraduate Student Lightning Pitches
Undergraduate students are invited to compete in the Undergraduate Student Lightning Pitches. Students will have 2 minutes and can use up to 2 slides to make a pitch for funding for their research, scholarship, outreach, or creative activity. See the competition guidelines for details. There are up to 22 available slots for presenters and all presenters must be available during the allotted competition time: 10:30 – noon on April 11. A panel of community judges will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. 1st prize winner gets a $100 gift card and a PSRA award (for continuing UTC students), 2nd prize winner receives a $75 gift card, and 3rd prize will receive a $50 gift card.
Graduate Student Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
Graduate students are invited to compete in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Students will have 3 minutes and must follow official 3MT guidelines. There are up to 18 available slots for presenters and all presenters must be available during the allotted competition time: 9:30 – 11:00 on April 12. A panel of community judges will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. 1st prize winner gets $200 gift card and a PSRA award (for continuing UTC students), 2nd prize winner receives a $100 gift card, and 3rd prize will receive a $50 gift card.
Faculty Elevator Speech Competition
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 2nd annual Elevator Speech competition. Faculty will have 4 minutes to make a pitch for support of their research, scholarship, engagement, or creative activity. See the competition guidelines for details. There are up to 18 available slots for presenters and all presenters must be available during the allotted competition time: 3:00 – 4:30 on April 12. If the event is oversubscribed a pre-pitch competition will be used to select participants. A panel of community judges will select a winner for each topical category (STEM, Health, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences) who will receive a $1,500 mini-grant to support their pitch and a grand prize winner will be allocated a part-time graduate assistantship for the 2017-18 academic year.
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