The deadline for the 2011 Graduate Academic Conference application submission has been extended to December 31st, 2010. Submissions of posters and oral presentations on any graduate led research that has been conducted or currently ongoing at MSU will be accepted. For more information and to download an application please go to www.msugac.com. If you have any questions or difficulties email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The 2011 Graduate Academic Conference will be held Friday, March 25th. Cash prizes will be awarded for exceptional research. Deadline for applications is December 20th, 2010. Apply by clicking the Apply Link below.
The Graduate Academic Conference (GAC) is a forum for MSU graduate and professional students to present their academic work to the larger MSU community. Organized and implemented by the MSU Council of Graduate Students (COGS) with the support of MSU colleges and stakeholders, the GAC provides a way for graduate and professional students from different disciplines to share ideas and practice presentation skills.
The goal of the GAC is to showcase both completed and ongoing research conducted at MSU. Already completed research projects will be presented in poster and short oral presentation format at the conference. In addition, ongoing research will also be presented as posters or short oral presentations. Graduate students are challenged to translate what might be highly technical language into a description that is easily understood by members of the general public who may be less familiar with their research area. The GAC awards several monetary prizes that reflect the graduate student’s success at this translation. Several monetary prizes (a total of $5,000) will be awarded to the top participants, as rated by faculty and student judges.
All MSU graduate and professional students are welcome to apply. The research to be presented must have been conducted by the graduate student while he/she was enrolled at MSU. Graduate and professional students may collaborate with others on a single entry. Benefits of participating in the GAC include:
Increasing professional skills in presentation and communication
Sharing ideas with the MSU community
Building curriculum vitae for future career opportunities