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Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference

Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference - Innovation Driving the Future of Research - April 19, 2018

Innovation Driving the Future of Research

The Graduate College, Graduate Student Association (GSA), and Office of Research are hosting the second annual Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference, a University-wide conference focused on innovative and interdisciplinary graduate research, on April 19, 2018 in Bossone Research Center.

This full-day conference provides opportunities for graduate students to showcase their research, participate in professional development workshops, and network with colleagues and professionals across diverse fields. The Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference also offers the University community with the opportunity to learn more about the innovative and problem-solving research of Drexel's brightest and most promising graduate students.

Because of the emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied research, the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference enables connections and future collaborations among graduate students, faculty and professional staff. In addition, Drexel graduate students presenting their research gain valuable experience communicating their work to judges and attendees outside of their academic discipline.

Conference Highlights

See the 2018 conference schedule or review the conference program from the 2017 conference.

Poster and Oral Research Presentations

All Drexel graduate students, including continuing students and those who graduated during the 2017-2018 academic year, with research that provides solutions to society's pressing issues, are invited to submit their abstracts for review for either oral presentations or poster presentations.

Abstracts are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Ability to remain within the 250 word count limit
  • Clarity of explanation for those outside the field of study
  • Ability to explain the overall impact of research in an understandable way
  • Free of spelling and grammatical errors 

Research projects are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Objective - Impact and significance of project
  • Accessibility - Easily understood for a wide and diverse audience 
  • innovation - Evidence of novel ideas

Abstract submission opens December 1, 2017. Submissions due February 1, 2018.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

This conference's Three Minute Thesis Competition follows the guidelines of the global phenomenon, 3MT(®), founded by the University of Queensland. The international competition, in which over 600 universities and institutions across more than 59 countries participate, emphasizes presenting research within a three minute time limit, using only a static PowerPoint slide, and in a jargon-free language understood by an audience of non-specialists. Through this, students are able to enhance their academic presentation and research communication skills, while their work is able to reach a broader audience.

Drexel professional doctorate and PhD candidates are eligible to apply for the 3MT(®) competition at Drexel. Check out the competition rules and some award-winning 3MT(®) presentations to see if you have what it takes!

Three Minute Thesis applications are open December 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018.

2017 Video Recap

More Information

Please email any questions or requests for more information to drexelegsc@gmail.comIf you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or We greatly appreciate 72 hours of advance notice for such requests.