Graduate Research Day

Poster for Graduate Research Day, content repeated on webpage.

2023 Graduate Research Day

Friday, October 20, 2023
Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

9-10 a.m.: Roundtable discussions
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Graduate Research Talks
4-5:30 p.m.: Awards ceremony and networking reception

The day will begin with informal roundtable discussions, followed by student presented research talks (10-minute presentations with 5-minute Q&A time) running throughout the day and will culminate with an informal awards ceremony and networking reception for AS&E graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Graduate Research Day Program

Showcase your Research

We are looking to showcase the research by graduate students across the disciplines, including master’s and PhD candidates, in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. We invite participants to present a talk on any topic including completed research, works in progress, small group research projects, etc.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday September 20 at 5 p.m. Submissions will be reviewed and applicants notified on or around than September 25, 2023.

Prepare to Present Your Research

To help students prepare for presenting at Graduate Research Day and/or other conferences/events, the following workshops and events are being offered.

Watch workshop video recording

Preparing for Professional Conferences and Networking Events as a Graduate Student Workshop

Thursday, October 5 from noon-1 p.m. on Zoom

Learn how to maximize your networking experiences at university-specific and professional conference opportunities!

Dave Cota-Buckhout, assistant director of alumni engagement and career support, will facilitate a workshop to discuss essential strategies for starting and maintaining relationships and conversations with alumni and employers, how to insert yourself into individual and group discussions, and identifying your own desired goals and outcomes pre and post event.

This workshop will help students attending the GEPA Graduate Student and Alumni Social on Friday, October 6 as well as AS&E Graduate Research Day on October 20. All AS&E graduate students are welcome. Please contact Dave Cota-Buckhout at with any questions.

Communicating Your Research

“Communicating Your Research in Brief, Clear, and Relatable Terms”

Join River Campus librarians for this workshop on one of the following dates:

Clothing Closet Open House—Graduate Student Edition

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 1-2 p.m., in-Person in Lattimore Hall, room 124

Would you like something professional to wear to Graduate Research Day? If so, check out the Career Clothing Closet Open House! There is no charge for the clothing, and you may keep whatever you choose. The Career Clothing Closet allows students to dress for success by selecting donated career and professional wear that includes suiting, dress shirts, dress pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, ties, jewelry, and other accessories.

Appointments to try on apparel and find the perfect outfit may be made via Handshake or at the Open House.

A Look Back at Graduate Research Day 2022

Thank you to all who attended our AS&E Graduate Research Day on October 19, 2022. Over 40 students presented their cutting-edge research from across the AS&E disciplines. We hope you made use of the opportunity to learn, engage across disciplines, network, and support each other. Thank you to the graduate presenters, students, faculty, judges, and others who attended.

Winners of “Best Talks” at 2022 AS&E Research Day:

  • Daniel Gorman Jr., History, “Phantom Luminaries: Frederick Willis, Spiritualism, and Paranormal Investigators in the Age of Disruption”
  • Katie Gregory, Earth & Environmental Sciences, “Engineering Better Tools to Assess Aquatic Greenhouse Gas Dynamics”
  • Seungju Yeo Mechanical Engineering “Variability Estimation in a Crack Growth Simulation Model using Design of Experiments”
  • Michael Chavrimootoo Computer Science “Separating and Collapsing Electoral Control Types”
  • Sam Cox Chemical Engineering “Symmetric Molecular Dynamics”
  • Zachary Barber, Philosophy “Why Mindfulness Matters for Morality”
One of the award recipients shown with AS&E Dean Nick Vamivakas & the 2022-2023 GSA President
One of the award recipients shown with AS&E Dean Nick Vamivakas and the 2022-2023 GSA president.