Call for Judges: 25th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Research Forum

The Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) is calling for faculty judges. We welcome volunteers to judge our silver anniversary event, the 25th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Research Forum! Faculty judges will be notified of their assigned presentation sessions by April 10, 2023.

To volunteer as a judge, please sign up here.

About the Annual Student Research Forum
Each year, the GPSA awards research and travel grants to students to support projects that directly affect their degree program and make a contribution to their discipline. In 2022-2023, over $200,000 was budgeted to support graduate and professional student research and conference travel. The Annual Research Forum is an opportunity for students to share their GPSA-sponsored work with the UNLV community. Of course, this Forum is open to all graduate and professional students wishing to share their research, practice their presentation skills, or obtain constructive comments on their work from faculty.

*Participation in the Annual Research Forum is a requirement for students who received GPSA funding during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Research Forum Event Details
Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the SU Ballroom
Presentations will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the SU Ballroom. The 2023 Annual Research Forum will be held in person.

Awards Ceremony
Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. in the SU Ballroom and live-streamed
President Whitfield will provide opening remarks. All session and GPSA Award winners will be announced at the live-streamed Awards Ceremony which follows the conclusion of the Forum presentations. Faculty judges are encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony. Whether you plan to attend in person or virtually, please RSVP for the Awards Ceremony.

There are three session types this year:
1) 10-minute “podium” presentation, such as a slideshow
2) 5-minute poster presentation
3) 5-minute creative expression

Judging of sessions will have student poster presentations starting at 8:30 a.m. on April 15, 2023. Each poster presentation is five minutes, with five minutes for Q&A, and five minutes to complete the scorecard per presentation. At the conclusion of the presentations, judges should submit their scorecards to the judge's table. There will be a 30-minute recess between the conclusion of the presentations and the Awards Ceremony. Food will be provided.

Thank you for your support!

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