WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS TO MARCH 23. EMAIL YOUR PROPOSALS TO DR. BUMIN (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND COPY YOUR FACULTY MENTOR AND ADVISOR FOR APPROVAL.
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5:00 PM, MONDAY, MARCH 23.
PLEASE NOTE: due to the changes in campus regulations related to covid-19, The Graduate School will hold Virtual Graduate Research Competition (VGRC). We will continue to have three categories and monetary awards. We ask for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we attempt to make this work under these conditions.
Normally, The Graduate School annually hosts a Graduate Research Symposium. In a manner similar to a conference poster session, students present their research or scholarly projects in poster format (or other) and are present to answer attendees’ questions related to their work. There are three categories of presentations and winners of the competitions will receive monetary prizes! We will attempt to keep the objectives of the process without the actual meeting.
Virtual Graduate Research Competition (VGRC) 2020
There are three categories of submissions for the VGRC:
- Research Posters and Creative Works. Posters are to be sent to Dr. Kirill Bumin electronically by March 30.
- Research Papers are to be sent to Dr. Kirill Bumin electronically by March 23.
- Three Minute Thesis (3MT). A video of student giving the three minute presentation is to be emailed to Dr. Kirill Bumin by March 30.
All projects will be judged.
Three participants will be invited to attend and present their work with other graduate students from across the state to N.C. legislators at an annual Graduate Education Day held each May at the legislative building in Raleigh, N.C. We are working to make all projects available to others so watch for additional information related our doing so.
Participants should check their emails regularly in case the judges have questions.
We will try to announce winners by April 6.
Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we host a Virtual Graduate Research Competition.
Student work for all categories must be original and developed as a graduate student at UNCP. Presenters may be recent UNCP graduates.
Students develop a semi-professional poster presenting their original research as a "poster" in powerpoint. Posters should be created at the 3 ft x4 ft in size. POSTERS DO NOT need to be printed but should be submitted via email to Dr. Bumin (email@example.com) by 5:00 pm March 30.
A new category for students whose research can't be properly portrayed on a poster. Students submit their paper via email to to Dr. Bumin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5:00 pm March 23.
THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT)
A research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland for doctoral students, the 3MT is a now a popular competition in which graduate students present their research in a compelling, three-minute speech, relaying the significance and relevance to a non-specialist audience. The time limitations force the presenter to consolidate their work and ideas. The competition develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Videos of three minute presentation must be submitted via email to Dr. Bumin (email@example.com) by 5:00 pm March 30.
Questions? Contact Dr. Kirill Bumin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.521.6603.
Virtual Graduate Research Competition Awards
Prizes for the winners this year are expected to be:
Posters: 1st place: $200, 2nd place $150, 3rd $100
3MT: 1st place: $200, 2nd place $150
Paper: 1st place: $200
Thank you so much to our Graduate Research Symposium sponsor, the Office of Energy Management & Sustainability Programs!