graduate student research expo
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 keynote address from an accomplished UTEP 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.