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Research Forum

The 23rd Annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Forum was hosted virtually on April 2 & 3, 2021, by the Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA). Each spring semester, this event showcases the excellence in research conducted at the graduate student level.

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General Information

The 2021 Research Forum took place virtually on Friday and Saturday, April 2 - 3, 2021 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm PST. Students pre-registered for this event by February 28, 2021. Each student submitted their 250-word research abstract by February 28, 2021. The Awards Ceremony took place at 12pm on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Using a conference-style format, students presented their work through posters or oral presentations evaluated by faculty judges. Session winners were granted monetary awards and support to advance their research.

The Research Forum is open to all graduate and professional students. Monetary awards are available to UNLV graduate and professional students only. Please note that the poster sessions involve a 5-minute presentation. The podium (oral) sessions involve a 10-minute presentation.

Faculty interested in supporting the Research Forum as judges may contact the chair of the Research Forum Committee and/or the GPSA Manager at any time during the year. Faculty are encouraged to come to support their students and attend the forum sessions.

Placeholders of the poster and podium sessions are awarded the following scholarships for the 2021 Research Forum (all scholarships will be applied to the Spring 2021 semester):

Podium Session Winners

  • 1st Place - $500 scholarship
  • 2nd Place - $300 scholarship
  • 3rd Place - $200 scholarship

Poster Session Winners

  • 1st Place - $300 scholarship
  • 2nd Place - $200 scholarship
  • 3rd Place - $100 scholarship