The Annual UC Davis Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (IGPS) is an opportunity for graduate and professional students from all disciplines to share their current work with each other, the campus, and the wider community!
When and Where?
The symposium will occur on Thursday, April 2 through Friday April 3, 2015. Program activities, which include a kick-off event reception and final night awards dinner, will take place at the UC Davis Conference Center and Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center. More information about the event and program will be available at gsa.ucdavis.edu/IGPS.
How Do I Apply?
Submitting applications via the Smartsite portal: smartsite.ucdavis.edu/. Log in, and then click "Membership" on the left hand panel. Now search for "2015 IGPS Abstract Submission" in the Joinable Sites. In the resource folder you will find further application forms and instructions. The categories for submission are:
- Oral/Poster Presentation
- The format for submission is an abstract (1250 characters max) and a statement of research significance (1250 characters max).
- Art Exhibit or Performance
- The format for submission is an academic description (2000 characters max).
- Graduate Student Organized Session
- The format for submission is a session description (2000 characters max).
- Grad Slam Competition
- The format for submission is an academic description (1250 characters max).
Abstracts should be written to a general graduate student audience. The presentations, and the abstracts, should not be so technical that an educated person in a different field should be unable to follow them. You will be judged on your ability to convey the importance of your work to a general audience.
- Chancellor's Grand Prize for Best Oral Presentation
- Awarded by the Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, $5,000
- Vice Chancellor of Research's Prize for Best Poster
- First Place: $1,000, Second Place: $750, Third Place: $500, Honorable Mention: $100
- Provost's Prize for Best Student Organized Session
- Awarded by Provost Ralph Hexter, $1,500
- Dean's Prize for Best Oral Presentation
- Awarded by the Dean of the presenter's respective college, $1,000
- Dean's Prize for Best Performance
- Awarded by the Dean of the performer's respective college, $1,000, Second Place: $500
- Dean's Prize for Best Artwork
- Awarded by the Dean of the artist's respective college, $1,000
- People's Choice Awards (includes all categories)
- Voted on by all in attendance, prizes range from cash to gift certificates
New! Grad Slam Competition
What is Grad Slam?
Grad Slam is a competition at the 2015 IGPS to find the best three-minute research presentation given by a UC Davis graduate students. Students should present the significance and fundamental points of their work at UC Davis in a clear, direct, and interesting manner. Presentations should be prepared for a diverse audience comprised of students, faculty, and community members. There are multiple rounds of presentations - preliminaries, semifinals, and finals. The Dean of Graduate Studies will award a grand prize of $1,000, in addition to an all-expense paid trip (travel & hotel) to the UC-wide competition in the Bay Area! Judges will strongly consider clarity and effectiveness of the presentation by a general university audience. Both academic and creative presentations are welcome!
Application can be found and submitted via the Smartsite portal: smartsite.ucdavis.edu/. Log in, and then click "Membership" on the left hand panel. Now search for "2015 IGPS Abstract Submission" in the Joinable Sites. In the resource folder you will find the Grad Slam application form, instructions, and competition rubric.
Presentation on UCD Grad Slam Rules available at http://tinyurl.com/UCDGradSlam
Deadline to Apply
Regular submission deadline for the 2015 symposium is: February 20, 2015.