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2023 Conference

Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference Be Well To Do Well April 20, 2023

DEGS 2023: "Be well, to do well."

Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Graduate College, in partnership with the Graduate Student Association and Office of Research & Innovation, hosted the seventh annual Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference, a FREE, homegrown University-wide conference highlighting Drexel's graduate student research, Thursday, April 20, 2023The conference also featured virtual oral research presentations on Wednesday, April 19.

The theme of the 2023 conference was "Be well, to do well." In addition to showcasing Drexel's graduate research, the conference provided information and resources about maintaining wellness in graduate school.

Download Our Wellness Guide [PDF]

About the Conference

The annual conference provides opportunities for graduate and professional students at all levels of study 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.


The majority of the conference occurred in person at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center. There were also some 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 or 7A on the University City Campus Map

Conference Highlights 

Conference Schedule

Review the 2023 conference schedule. Review presenter abstracts (requires Drexel login to Microsoft Office 365).

2023 Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference award recipients and to all of our graduate student presenters.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to all of our volunteer graduate student peer reviewers and faculty, professional staff, postdoc and alumni judges!

Read about the 2023 DEGS Conference in The Triangle!

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.

Support the Conference

Click to Make a Gift and help support this annual student conference. Read conference testimonials.