An important practice of graduate researchers is sharing their work with others in the academic community. The UTEP Graduate Student Research Expo is an annual event that offers graduate students the opportunity to present their research in a local academic conference environment. In addition to a conference, the Expo is also a competition, where prizes go to top presentations. This unique element encourages the critical component of mentorship, as faculty serve as both judges, as they evaluate student presentations, and as mentors, as they offer students important feedback about their work and presentation style. The Expo is an all-day event that each year includes a key note address from a renowned national scholar. Ultimately, the Expo is an excellent venue that showcases the quality of research that is being conducted by our graduate students and their faculty mentors, as UTEP is poised to become a national research university with a 21st century student demographic. The Graduate Student Research Expo is funded by UTEP's PUENTES program, made possible by a grant from the US Department of Higher Education through the "Promoting Postbaccalaurate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans" Program.
We would like to thank everyone who made our 3rd Annual Graduate Student Research Expo a success. We received many positive comments about the high quality of students' presentations. Our graduate student volunteers were amazing as they kept the Expo running smoothly and efficiently. And our faculty judges were the best! Faculty from across many different disciplines volunteered their time to serve as judges and mentors to our graduate student presenters. These kinds of symbiotic connections were the basis of this successful event and hopefully, a meaningful learning experience for all involved.
Our winners for best presentation at the 2013 Expo were:
Click here to view a PDF of the EXPO's booklet.
EXPO 2014 - Save the dates!
Next year's Graduate Student Research Expo will be on November 14, 2014. The call for submissions will open on September 5, 2014. Submission deadline will be September 26, 2014. You are welcome to get an early start and review our Presentation Guidelines & Tips page to learn how to deliver a strong presentation.
For more information about the Graduate Student Research Expo, please contact us at (915) 747-6834 or at firstname.lastname@example.org