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Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference

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DEGS 2024: Cultivating Creativity to Foster Innovation

Wednesday, April 24 & Thursday, April 25

The Graduate College, in partnership with the Graduate Student Association and Office of Research & Innovation, hosted the eighth annual Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference, a FREE, homegrown University-wide conference highlighting Drexel's graduate student research, Wednesday, April 24 & Thursday, April 25, 2024.

The theme of the 2024 conference is "Cultivating Creativity to Foster Innovation".

About the Conference

The annual conference provides opportunities for graduate and professional students at all levels of study and across disciplines to showcase their work to the greater Drexel community, engage in professional development, network, and compete for monetary awards.

All students, postdocs, faculty, professional staff, alumni, and guests of the University are invited to attend the conference.

Read about the 2023 DEGS Conference in The Triangle!


The majority of the conference will take place in person at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center. There will also be opportunities for virtual engagement, such as through pre-conference workshops, virtual oral research presentations, and through live webcasts and recordings of some in-person presentations.


Bossone Research Enterprise Center
Drexel University

3126 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Building 7 on the University City Campus Map

Conference Highlights 

  • Pre-conference workshops;
  • Keynote speaker and panel discussion;
  • Research poster presentations;
  • Oral research presentations (including virtual);
  • Drexel's official Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, including the opportunity to vote for People's Choice Award;
  • Professional development and networking opportunities;
  • Food and beverage;
  • Giveaways;
  • And, an awards ceremony and reception (Thursday, May 30, 4 to 6 p.m. EDT).

Submit to Present

All Drexel students who are currently enrolled in a graduate-level program or who have recently graduated in the current academic year are welcome to submit an abstract for selection to present in the form of research poster presentations (in person only), oral research presentations (virtual or in person) and Drexel's official Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition (in person only, doctoral students only) by 11:59 EDT on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Submission does NOT guarantee selection. For more information, please visit the submission and presentation guidelines and register to attend pre-conference workshops.

Submission and Presentation Guidelines

Conference Schedule

Review the 2024 conference schedule. Presenter abstracts will be available closer to the conference date.

Award Winners

Check back for the 2024 award winners following the conference. And, join us at the annual Graduate Student Day awards ceremony and reception, Thursday, May 30, 4 to 6 p.m. EDT, which will include the presentation of the 2024 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference awards. See the 2023 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference award recipients.

Accommodation Requests

Disability Resources provides equal opportunity and equal access to programs and activities for all individuals at Drexel University and empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together proactively to provide reasonable accommodations. To request accommodations for this event, please contact the Disability Resources at We appreciate requests at least 72 hours in advance. Thank you!

Conference Archives

Visit the conference archive for a list of participants, awardees, photos and videos from previous conferences.

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