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Honoring the Cream of the Crop at the Third Annual Graduate Celebration

Posted: April 22, 2013

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering graduate celebration on April 26 is an event to recognize the scholarly work of our engineering and computer science graduate students.

All graduate students whose advisors deem their research mature enough are invited to communicate it by participating in the college’s best poster competition, evaluated by professionals with R&D expertise from local industries. Entries effectively convey the goals, objectives, methods, and results of the graduate students’ research, and serve as a jumping off point for discussion with judges about the contributions of said research. First and second prize winners are chosen from both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

Additionally, interested M.S. or Ph.D. students who have completed all degree requirements, except for final defense, in the spring semester can enter the college’s best thesis/dissertation competition. Accomplishments considered in evaluation include, but are not limited to:

  • Peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Peer-reviewed conference proceedings
  • Patents
  • Outcome in terms of proposals for funded research and citations

These students must submit a journal-quality paper(s) that focuses on a major contribution of their dissertation; it may be co-authored by their dissertation advisor. Judging is conducted prior to the celebration by professionals with R&D experience from local industries, as well as engineering/computer science professors from other institutions. First and second prize winners are chosen from both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels, with first prize winners invited to present their research at the celebration.

UNLV faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the third annual Graduate Celebration on April 26. Judging of the poster competition will take place between 9:30 and 2:00 p.m. (with an hour-long break for lunch at 11:30 a.m.) in the SEB lobby, with results of both competitions announced from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the SEB Auditorium.

For more information on the graduate celebration, contact Shannon Spollen, Director of Communications and Special Events at shannon.spollen@unlv.edu or 702-895-3965.