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2020 Conference

Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference April 22-23 Virtual

See 2020 Award Recipients & Presentation Videos Here

See 2020 Conference Photos/Screenshots Here

Designing Research that Improves Practice

The Graduate Student Association (GSA), in partnership with the Graduate College and Office of Research and Innovation, host the annual Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference, a free, student-run, University-wide conference highlighting Drexel's graduate student research.

For the first time ever, the 2020 DEGS Conference went completely VIRTUAL! More than 70 graduate students presented their work virtually in both synchronous and asynchronous formats over the two-day period.

All students, postdocs, faculty, professional staff, alumni and guests of the University were invited to participate virtually!

Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference 2020
Designing Research that Improves Practice

Wednesday April 22 & Thursday, April 23, 2020

The annual conference provides opportunities for graduate students to showcase their research (at any level) to those outside of their academic discipline, engage with student peers, postdocs, alumni, faculty and professional staff from across the University and compete for monetary awards.


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2020 Conference Highlights 

2020 Conference Schedule

Click here to view the 2020 virtual conference schedule.

    2020 Conference Planning Committee

    • Chair: Guillermo D. Ibarrola Recalde, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Graduate Student Association & PhD Program in STEM Education, School of Education
    • Luis Rebollar Tercero, Vice President of Finance, Graduate Student Association & PhD Program in Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
    • The Executive Board Members of the Graduate Student Association
    • Sandra Strang, Communications and Events Manager, Graduate College
    • David Kim, Administrative Coordinator, Graduate College
    • Kimberly David-Chung, Assistant Vice President, Virtual Student Experience, Drexel University Online, Student Life and Graduate College
    • Reina Lopez, Manager, Events and Conference Services, Drexel University Online
    • Melissa Richman, Executive Director of Online and Graduate Financial Services and Planning, Graduate College
    • Ariel Basch, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Life, Campus Engagement, Enrollment Management and Student Success
    • Jennifer Tifone, Assistant Director, Finance and Administration, Enrollment Management & Student Success
    • The Staff of the Graduate College
    • The Staff of Drexel University Online

    Conference Archives

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

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