Ways to Participate—Graduate Students

 

UTC graduate students may participate in poster, podium, panel,  and performance presentation sessions. In addition, graduate students are encouraged to participate in the 3 Minute Thesis competition.  

NOTE: Before registering for the conference please make certain that you are available to present your work on Wed. April 10, 2019.  When you register for the conference you may indicate your session preference. Conference staff will make every effort to accommodate registrant preferences; however, space limitations will dictate the final schedule.

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Eligibility to Present

To present at ReSEARCH Dialogues

  • have a mentor (UTC faculty or staff)
  • be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking student in good academic standing
  • have an active UTC email address and student ID#
  • have a mentor who is supervising the project
  • be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking student in good academic standing
  • have an active school email address

Need help preparing your presentation? The Office for URaCE will host several presentation preparation workshops during the spring semester. Workshop registration opens January 2019.  


Information Regarding Group Presentations

One application will be submitted by the primary presenter on behalf of the group. Gather the following information for EACH Group member before beginning the registration form.

  1. Full Name
  2. Title or affiliation
  3. Department
  4. Email Address

Poster and Display Presentation Sessions will feature individual or group research posters, creative works, models, and other interactive modes of communication. Graduate poster sessions will be scheduled on DAY TWO of the conference, Wed. April 10. See presentation schedule below

Poster and Display Session One is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Poster and Display Session Two is scheduled from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You may indicate your session preference of the registration form

Poster and Display Presentation Format Details

* Posters will be affixed to a foam board.  Displays may include a combination of poster and other display materials such as models, works of art (painting, photographs, sculptures, musical scores, poetry, etc.), simulations (using laptop computers, tablets, etc.), Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) displays, and other interactive materials.

Poster Sizes

Your poster must be sized to one of the following size dimensions:

 3 x 4 OR  4 x 6 feet.

Need a poster template sized to the appropriate dimensions? Download UTC branded PowerPoint poster templates below. 

Select a Template

Poster Printing

  • Presenters are responsible for printing posters and supplying other display materials.
  • Posters may be printed at UTC Graphic Services. See more information about poster printing  HERE

Will feature opportunities to present a new topic and get feedback on aspects of a current research project or creative endeavor. Sessions will run no more than 30 minutes in length. 

Podium presentation sessions will feature individual or group oral and visual presentations. 

Graduate podium presentation sessions will be scheduled on DAY TWO of the conference, Wed. April 10

Podium Presentation Session One is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Podium Presentation Session Two is scheduled from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You may indicate your session preference on the registration form

Podium Presentation Format Details

  • Podium presentations can include performances such as speeches, scholarly talks, or discussions about a work of art (an artist’s talk for example).
  • Podium presentations will run no more than 15 minutes in duration including questions. Presenters will load the slide deck (and/or other visual components) on to computers in the assigned presentation room after check-in. Presenters are encouraged to check in early to allow ample time to load presentations and check equipment.

TIP: Slide presentations should be stored in multiple formats including on a jump drive, cloud storage, and e-mail to ensure accessibility.

Download UTC branded PowerPoint presentation templates below.

Select a Template

Widescreen:16-9

Standard:4-3

Logo Bottom Design (16-9)

Logo Bottom Design (4_3)

Logo Side Design (16_9)

Logo Side Design (4_3)

 

Performance Presentations will include individual or group performances in music, theatre, dance and other creative formats. 

Graduate performances will be scheduled on DAY TWO of the conference, Wed. April 10, in the UC auditorium.

Performance Presentation Session One is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Performance Presentation Session Two is scheduled from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Performance Presentation Format Details

  • Performance presentations can include individual or group performances in music, theatre, dance and other creative formats. Performances will run no more than 30 minutes in duration. Performers are invited to check-in early to arrange props or other performance materials, and check equipment. ( Presenters may request equipment needs on the registration form)

Graduate Student 3 Minute Thesis

The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition will follow official 3MT Guidelines. Presentations will be evaluated by a panel of community judges. The 3M Thesis Competition will be scheduled on DAY TWO of the conference, Wed. April 10.

Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the 3M competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Space is limited for this competition.  Register Early!

The Graduate 3 Minute Thesis (3MT)  Competition is scheduled from 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM on Wed. April 10, 2019.  Before you register to compete in this event make certain that you are available to be present during 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM on Wed. April 10, 2019. 

Guidelines

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to a maximum of 3 minutes. Competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • Competitors will load the slide deck on to computer in the UC auditorium after check-in.
  • Competitors must check-in and arrive at the UC auditorium no later than 8:30 am. Students who arrive after 8:45 am are NOT eligible to participate in the competition.

TIP: Slide presentations should be stored in multiple formats including on a jump drive, cloud storage, and e-mail to ensure accessibility.

  • Presentations will be evaluated by a panel of community judges.
  • 1st Prize:  $200 gift card and a SEARCH Award valued at $1,000 (for continuing UTC students).  

  • 2nd Prize: $100 gift card 

  • 3rd Prize: $50 gift card