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Date: Friday, November 10th
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Student Center (SC) South

The Graduate School and the Office of the Provost invite you to the 3rd Annual Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day. This event will showcase the rich array of groundbreaking research undertaken by University of Houston graduate students across all disciplines, provide networking opportunities, and celebrate the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of our students. Students will compete within each category to receive a trophy and scholarship award for:

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $500
  • 3rd Place/People’s Choice: $250

The Graduate School will provide a continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks for the afternoon. There will also be an evening student reception, which will include finger foods and drinks. ALL ARE WELCOME!

  • Talks

    GRaSP Talk sessions will feature 12 presentations by the best and brightest graduate students across the university. Each student will have 10 minutes to talk about their research using a style similar to a TED Talk. To set each student up for success, GRaSP Talk committee members will work extensively with the selected students to train and prepare them.

    This aspect of the GRaSP Day is designed to bring forward the most advanced graduate student representatives from the 14 colleges that offer graduate studies at the University of Houston. The talks will be judged by a panel of internal and external judges and recorded for future viewing by students and faculty.

    Submission Criteria
    The student applicant should have the following:

    • An area of research considered interesting and important
    • Strong communication skills
    • An ability to communicate their information to a lay audience
    • The time available during the Fall semester for training, practice, and rehearsal
    • Be an active graduate student in good standing with their respective college

    Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST

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    Submit Application Packet

  • Posters

    GRaSP Poster sessions will feature 96 poster presentations by advanced graduate students. While poster presentations are common to some disciplines (STEM, education, etc.), our goal is to encourage participation across the university and to include all areas. To encourage this, the selection committee will not insist on a particular format for the posters, but will instead consider each in relation to the research or creative products associated with its discipline. The Graduate School and GRaSP committee members will work with the selected students to help prepare them for this unique opportunity. During the event, the posters will be judged by a panel of external judges from a variety of disciplines. Preference will be given to students with advanced standing in their respective programs.

    Submission Criteria
    The student applicant should have the following:

    • An area of research or creative work considered interesting and important
    • Strong communication skills
    • An ability to communicate their information to a lay audience
    • The time available during the Fall semester for training, practice, and rehearsal
    • Be an active graduate student in good standing with their respective college

    Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST

    View Application Packet

    Submit Application Packet

  • Demonstrations/Performances

    GRaSP Demonstration/Performance sessions will feature 6 demonstrations/performances by the most creative and brightest graduate students in the more performative and visual subjects. Each student/team will have 10 minutes to demonstrate/present their topic. To set each student/team up for success, GRaSP Demonstration/Performance committee members will work extensively with the selected students to train and prepare them for competition.

    This aspect of the GRaSP Day is designed to bring forward the most advanced graduate student representatives from the 14 colleges that offer graduate studies at the University of Houston. The demonstrations/performances will be judged by a panel of internal and external judges and recorded for future viewing by students and faculty.

    Submission Criteria
    The student/team applicant should have the following:
    • An area of research or creative work considered interesting and important
    • Strong communication skills
    • An ability to communicate their information to a lay audience
    • The time available during the Fall semester for training, practice, and rehearsal
    • Be an active graduate student in good standing with their respective college

    Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST

    View Application Packet

    Submit Application Packet

  • Publications

    One of the initiatives associated with GRaSP day will be awards for best scholarly publication by best and brightest graduate students from our University. GRaSP Publications may include books, essays, short stories, poems, scholarly articles (published in journals, books, or conference proceedings). Exceptional, publication-quality manuscripts will be considered if they are from a field in which publication during a graduate career is unusual. The submissions will be judged by a panel of internal and external judges, and the winning publications will be actively promoted by the University.

    Submission Criteria
    The student/team applicant should have the following:
    • An area of research or creative work considered interesting and important
    • The applicant must be the first author (or joint first author)
    • The publication has been published in 2016 or 2017 (online-only publication is acceptable)

    Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST