Research Forum

The UNLV Graduate & Professional Student Association and Graduate College host the Graduate & Professional Student Research Forum each spring, which showcases excellence in research conducted at the graduate and professional level.

Next year’s event will be held on the second floor of the UNLV Student Union, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Please join us on April 7th for the Forum’s kickoff: The “Inspiration, Innovation, Impact” Reception held in the evening from 4–6 pm. This event will feature the best in graduate and professional student scholarship at UNLV.

Register for the Research Forum

Monetary awards are given for outstanding presentations in each session; 1st place recipients receive $200 and 2nd place recipients receive $125. Graduate and professional students participate in the annual forum by sharing their research with peers and faculty from across campus, and experience the wide breadth of scholarship generated by the graduate and professional programs at UNLV. This past year's Research Forum Schedule, held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, gives the times for the poster and platform sessions.

Students present their research either as a poster or as an oral presentation. Students presenting a poster must attend the Research Forum and physically staff their posters and field questions from the judges. Posters exceeding the guidelines for size (maximum poster size is 4 ft. wide x 6 ft. long), may not be displayed (due to space availability). Tips on creating a professional poster are provided. Posters must be submitted to the Graduate Student Commons, Lied Library room 2141, by April 3, 2017 for the Research Forum event. Awards are given at the close of the event to recognize outstanding presentations.

Faculty interested in supporting the Research Forum as judges may contact either Patrick Daleiden, GPSA Vice President and Chair of the Research Forum Committee, and/or Rebecca Boulton, GPSA Manager, at anytime during the year. Faculty are encouraged to come support their students and attend the forum sessions.

Each year, the GPSA awards funding for research and conference travel to support projects that directly affect a student’s degree program and make a contribution to his/her discipline. In 2015–2016, $150,000.00 was awarded to students for research and conference travel. Participation in the annual Research Forum is a requirement for students who received GPSA funding for the 2016–2017 academic year. The forum is open to all UNLV graduate and professional students.