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Graduate Expo 2013

Submissions are now open for this year's Graduate Student Research Expo!

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. The Expo 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.

This event is organized by the Graduate Student Resource Center and is made possible by a grant from the US Department of Higher Education through the "Promoting Postbaccalaurate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans" Program.

We invite the participation of all enrolled UTEP graduate students (upon acceptance) and research across all graduate disciplines is welcome.*

Graduate students can present in an oral or poster format.

The Expo is open to the public for attendance, and all UTEP students, in particular, are encouraged to attend.

The UTEP Graduate Student Research Expo takes place on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Call for submissions: Friday, September 5, 2014
Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Acceptance notifications: Thursday, October 2, 2014

ORAL PRESENTATIONS: Students will be organized into thematic panels, with 5 students on each panel. Each student will have 15 minutes to present his/her work. There will be 15 minutes allotted for questions to all panelists at the end of each panel session. There will be a total of 12 panel sessions throughout the day. You must be available to present at any time throughout the day and will be notified of your presentation time, should your submission be accepted,
on October 2.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Graduate students must prepare a poster with the size
dimensions of 32" x 40", landscape orientation. Poster presentations will take place between
5-6PM on that day.

An Expo workshop will be offered on October 29th to all participants in order to learn more about the event.

All graduate students selected to present are expected to frequent the UTEP Graduate Student Research Expo throughout the day. In this way, you will be supporting your colleagues as they share their research and they, in turn, will support you.

There will be a grand prize awarded to "Best Oral Presentation" and "Best Poster Presentation."

Presentations will be judged by faculty judges. Judging rubric will be available on this website after acceptance notifications have been sent. Judges will also provide written feedback to students.

The event will include lunch and a keynote speaker (for presenters and faculty mentors only), as well as an awards ceremony and reception at the end of the day (open to everyone).

We look forward to your submission!

Click here to submit for the 2014 UTEP Graduate Student Research Expo.

For questions, please call (915) 747-6834, or email Dr. Isela Ocegueda at

Click here to view archived materials from last year's Graduate Student Research Expo.

*The Expo will accept presentations that you may have presented in the past or will present in the future. However, we recommend that if your project is supported by any funding agency, you verify that you are eligible to present at the EXPO. If you intend to present the same project at a future conference verify with conference organizers that you are eligible to do so.

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