11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, 2015

McHenry Library
April 24, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Symposium offers graduate students from every division the opportunity to discuss their research with colleagues on campus and with the public. Our students present their work in the form of posters, live presentations, and media demonstrations. The Symposium also awards juried prizes, overseen by a panel of judges comprised of faculty, staff, researchers, alumni, and industry professionals, for presenters from each division and two overall awards.

This year's event will be held in the "Information Commons South" area on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. In recognition of Alumni Weekend and UCSC's 50th Anniversary, we will also hilghlight several graduate alumni who were past symposium awardees.

Congratulations to our awardees!

View the full program

We welcome presenters from all disciplines on campus, and ecourage live and media presentations as well as traditional poster presentations! For 2015, registration is available for 48 posters, 30 live presentations, and 10 media presentations.

Each presentation must have a primary presenter, but may also list up to three co-presenters. Presentations must be hosted by at least one presenter for the full duration of the session.

Presentation judging officially begins at 1:30 pm. Poster and media presenters must be available continuously from 1:30 - 3:30 as the judges and visitors will be viewing your presentations and discussing your work with you.

An awards reception will immediately follow the Symposium until 4:30 pm. Graduate students are also encouraged to attend the Graduate Alumni Social at the Graduate Student Commons in the Quarry Plaza that evening.

Presenters - Please review our Best Practices site!

Poster Presentations: All posters must fit on 4' x 4' easels provided in the Information Commons South. Posters will be arranged in the order in which they arrive. There will be personnel available to assist with set up. Posters presenters must check in at the registration table between 12:30 and 1:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. Posters may be removed after 3:30 pm.

Oral Presentations: Oral and live presentations will be in three classrooms on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. A computer and projector will be available so that presenters can bring slides via either flash drive in PowerPoint or Keynote format, or saved to Google Drive in Google Slides; however, you may bring your own laptop if you like, though this isn't recommended beause of the time contraints involved in setting up/down. An easel will also be available for additional visual aids. Be sure to indicate your media needs on the registration form. Oral presenters must check in at the registration table between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. (Due to time restrictions, oral/live presentations must be limited to 10 minutes in length including set-up and taking-down.)

Media Presentations: Media presentations in audio and/or video formats will be in the southeast corner of the Information Commons South. Media presenters will be required to set up a short meeting with McHenry Library staff the week prior to the Symposium to discuss technical and/or physical space needs. Please specify your media needs on your registration form. Media presenters must check in at the registration table between 12:30 noon and 1:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. You are responsible for maintaining a constant presence at your media presentation for the duration of the judging period.