Research Conference

 

The Graduate Student Council and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies invite graduate students from the University of Louisville along with graduate students from regional universities to share their research at the annual Graduate Student Regional Research Conference (GSRRC).  Now in its 12th year, the GSRRC offers graduate students an opportunity to share their research with the University of Louisville community through oral talks, poster presentations, and the 3-minute thesis competition, while gaining valuable experience in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience.  It also highlights the diversity of research on campus and across the region, and allows students to engage in meaningful networking opportunities.


Congrats to our 2019 GSRRC Poster Session Winners!

Poster Session I: 

Morgan Duff, Microbiology & Immunology

Poster Session II: 

Mariem Boujelbene, Computer Engineering & Computer Science

Poster Session III: 

Asuman Cagla Acun Sener, Computer Engineering & Computer Science


Check out photos of our 2019 GSRRC via our Facebook Page


QUICK LINKS:

Call for Abstracts

Conference Registration

Conference Program and Schedule

Special Events & Exhibition Fair

Parking

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact


Call for Abstracts     

All graduate students are invited to present their research via an oral talk or poster presentation.  Oral talks are expected to be 8-10 minutes in length followed by Q&A and while Powerpoint presentations are encouraged, they are not required.  Poster presentations entail a presenter standing aside their poster for a 45 minute session.  They are given only 2 minutes to present to each faculty judge.  Prizes are awarded for the top poster in each session and these awards will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on February 28.  Unfortunately prizes are not awarded for oral talks.

          The abstract deadline for oral talks and poster presentations was January 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

All graduate students are invited to present their research in the three-minute thesis (3MT) competition held on February 28.  This competition challenges students to present their research in three minutes or less with only a single, static Powerpoint slide.  Participants are judged by a panel and prizes are awarded.  Only UofL doctoral students are eligible for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place; however all master's/doctoral students are eligible for the people's choice prize. 

          The application deadline for the three-minute thesis was February 19, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

 


Conference Registration     

There is no fee to present, attend, or register for the conference.  All aspects of the conference are free.  However, please note that conference registration is required for lunches so that appropriate amounts of food can be orderedBy registering, you ensure that you will receive a name badge upon check-in.  The first 150 people registered will also receive a free coffee mug!

This year, all guests will receive a "Conference Passport".  Upon attendance at each event, guests will receive stamps.  After you collect enough stamps, you can enter your name into the prize raffle.  Prizes include an Amazon Echo Dot, FujiFilm Instax Camera, and more!  Raffle winners will be drawn at random and announced during the Awards Ceremony on February 28.  Must be present to win.

          The deadline for registration was February 19, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.  Everyone can still attend but you will be unable to have breakfast/lunch.

 


Conference Program and Schedule

         

          View the digital version of our conference program by clicking here 

 


Special Events and Exhibition Fair     

This year we highlight two lunch session events featuring notable panelists to discuss on the topics of leadership and graduate education.  Also featured is an exhibition fair for attendees to explore resources across the city.


          "Leadership Summit" on February 27 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Clinical & Translational Research Building, Room 101

               This event features a panel of leaders from across the city of Louisville.  They will each discuss their journey to leadership and offer guidance.  Perfect for those students seeking careers in leadership!  At the end of the session, there will be time for audience Q&A with the panelists.  Lunch included only with RSVP.



          "Leveraging Your Graduate Degree" on February 28 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom

               The focus of this panel is to educate students on how to leverage their graduate education to reach the career they are seeking.  Learn about tips and tricks to marketing yourself and your degree from experts in graduate education and career planning.  There will be time for audience Q&A with the panelists near the end of the session.  Lunch included only with RSVP.

 

 

            Exhibition Fair

                University and local services will be on-site to provide helpful resources and some giveaways.  Featured exhibitors include the Graduate Student Council, School of Interdisciplinary & Graduate Studies, Main & Clay Apartments, Commonwealth Credit Union, the University Library Services, the Writing Center, the Counseling Center, the Office of Student Affairs, and OASIS.

 

 


Parking     

For those visitors without a University of Louisville parking pass, below is information for visitor parking. 

          Health Science Campus - Clinical & Translational Research Building

               Address: 505 South Hancock Street, Louisville, KY 40202

                    There is a pay-per-hour visitor parking garage attached to this building on the same block.  The entrance is located at 520 South Clay Street.  Also, both metered and un-metered street parking is available on the streets surrounding this building.

          Belknap Campus - Student Activities Center

               Address: 2100 South Floyd Street, Louisville, KY 40208

                    There is a pay-per-hour visitor parking garage located at 2126 South Floyd Street.  Upon entering the Student Activities Center from the East Entrance, proceed to the third floor, across the walkway over the train tracks, and follow signs for the Ballroom.



Frequently Asked Questions


Who can present at this conference?               

          This conference is open to all graduate students from the University of Louisville.  In addition, we invite all graduate students from all regional universities to present and attend, including but not limited to Bellarmine University, Eastern Kentucky University, Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, and more.  Herein, graduate student refers to those seeking a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Who can attend this conference?

          Everyone!  We encourage graduate students, faculty (especially mentors of presenters), and staff to attend to support their fellow graduate students.  We invite undergraduate students to come and learn about graduate school research.

Is there a fee to present, attend, or register for the conference?

          There is no fee to present, attend, or register for the conference.  All aspects of the conference, including meals and snacks, are free.  However, please note that conference registration is required for lunch so that appropriate amounts of food can be ordered.  The Graduate Student Council (GSC) ensures that all conference expenses are covered through our annual budget so that students can attend and present at a conference without the burden of registration fees

What are the deadlines to submit an abstract to present at the conference?

          The 2019 abstract deadline for oral talks and poster presentations was Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.  The deadline for the 3MT competition was Tuesday, February 19 at 11:59 pm EST.

What are the requirements for my oral talk or poster presentation?

          Oral talks are expected to be 8-10 minutes in length followed by Q&A and while Powerpoint presentations are encouraged, they are not required.  Poster presentations entail a presenter standing aside their poster for a 45 minute session.  They are given only 2 minutes to present to each faculty judge.

Can I present both an oral talk and a poster presentation?

          Absolutely!  You can present your work in both forms.  The more, the merrier.

What sessions are judged and awarded prizes?

          The poster sessions are judged by faculty and the top poster from each session is awarded a prize during the awards ceremony.  The 3MT competition awards prizes for top participants and audience favorite, and these are also announced at the awards ceremony.  There are awards for attendees at the conference too.  For each event you attend, you will receive one stamp on your "conference passport".  After you collect enough stamps, you can submit your name into the raffle for a chance of a prize announced at the awards ceremony.

What are the prizes? 

          Featured prizes include an Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Fire Tablet, FujiFilm Instax Camera, Roku Streaming Stick, Portable External Hard Drive, Compact Portable Charger, and Wireless Presentation Remote, just to name a few.

 


Contact

Please email the Graduate Student Council President at gscpres@louisville.edu with any questions.