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The abstract deadline has been extended one week. Submit your 300-word abstract to email@example.com by 5pm on Tuesday, 2/19/13.
This year will be the USC Graduate Student Government’s fifth year hosting the Graduate Research Symposium. In previous years this event has been known as the “Poster Symposium.” This year however, the symposium is going digital and participants will present their research on a single Powerpoint slide. Here are the basic details:
Any currently enrolled graduate or professional student at USC.
A symposium presenting the top research produced by USC Graduate Students. Each student will get 5 minutes to present their research on a single power point slide (think TED talks). The emphasis should be on the broader relevance of their findings and contribution to their field. First prize from each field (STEM and Social Science/Humanities) is $1500.
The Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
STEM Graduate Students: 9am-12pm
Social Science/Humanities Graduate Students: 1pm-4pm
1.Submit your abstract (maximum 300 words) by 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to
uscgraduateresearchsymposium [at] gmail [dot] com.
2. If your abstract is selected as a semi-finalist, you will be asked to submit a 5 minute video of your presentation and the Powerpoint slide for review.
3. Forty finalists (20 from STEM fields and 20 from Social Science/Humanities) will be chosen to present at the Graduate Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
4. First prize from each field (STEM and Social Science/Humanities) is $1500. Second and third place will also receive cash prizes, the amount is TBD.
First see our FAQ page. Then if you still have Q’s….
Abstracts for the 5th Annual GSG Graduate Research Symposium are due February 12 by 5pm to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Include the BASICS
Make sure all of your information is there: Name, Student ID #, Department, Sub-field (where
relevant), Year in the program
2. Focus should be on RELEVANCE.
This year, we are stressing the importance of the findings from your research. This means your abstract should explain why/how your research contributed to your field and the broader impact these findings have for future studies.
3. Write for NON-EXPERTS
Since our abstracts reviewers and faculty judges come from diverse academic disciplines, make sure your abstract is written not for experts in your field, but for a general academic audience. Avoid acronyms and field-specific jargon wherever possible.