Tuesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 12, 2017
UTC University Center
Join us for UTC's 2nd annual RESEARCH Dialogues conference, celebrating Scholarship, Engagement, the Arts, Research, Creativity, and Humanities on campus. RESEARCH Dialogues showcases the scholarly and creative accomplishments of UTC’s undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, & staff. This year, the event features over 300 presenters and 3 fast-paced pitch competitions for faculty, grad students, and undergrads.
RESEARCH Dialogues is open to the public. Registration begins at 8am on both days.
Take a look at the 2017 online program to learn more about the event.
Research Dialogues BINGO
Participants are invited to engage with presenters while playing RESEARCH Dialogues BINGO! Select presenters and moderators will validate your card. Students who get 5 boxes in a row can turn their card in to be entered for a chance to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards
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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