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UNCG Graduate Research & Creativity Expo deadline Feb. 6

Registration is open for this spring’s Graduate Research & Creativity Expo, “Scholarship That Matters.” It will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, April 5, in the EUC, and participants must register by 8 a.m. on Feb. 6.

The event is designed to showcase graduate research and creative work to a variety of non-specialized audiences including middle college students, undergraduates, journalists, community members, area business owners, representatives from boards and foundations and state legislators. Students should plan to present their work in a way that is accessible to diverse audiences and explain in understandable language why their work matters and is relevant. Participants should not plan to re-use materials or posters from discipline-specific conferences.

There will be a $1,000 prize awarded in each of the following areas: creative arts; health sciences; humanities; natural, physical and mathematical sciences, professional programs and social sciences.
Criteria for evaluation will include: clarity of communication to a non-specialized audience, effective presentation skills, content knowledge and creativity, organization, originality and ability to explain why the research or work matters economically or societally. There will be two rounds of judging and the final round will take place at 3 p.m. Participants should check the website for project formats and more information. Most registrants should select “poster,” and those presentations will be viewed by the judges.

Register here, and learn more about the expo and competition here.

The expo is sponsored by the Graduate School, the Graduate Student Association and the Office of Research & Economic Development.