Clemson’s Graduate Student Government is proud to present the annual Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS). The GRADS event showcases the innovative and outstanding work of Clemson’s graduate students while promoting the studies being conducted in the arts, humanities, sciences, business and engineering. In addition, the event provides an opportunity for students to enhance their presentation skills and disseminate their research to those outside of their discipline.
GRADS is intended to spotlight exceptional graduate student researchers, artists, historians, and architects during Clemson’s Focus on Research Month. The goal of the symposium is to not only provide an opportunity to present one’s work, but give students the opportunity to present and receive constructive feedback from affiliated faculty, staff, students and other guests.
Graduate Program Coordinators are invited to nominate graduate students, either master’s or doctoral, to represent their program (during the selected nomination period). Nominated students are asked to present posters and will be judged by faculty, staff, and other Clemson associates from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Students who wish to apply should contact their program coordinator. Those nominated to present are asked to submit an abstract that summarizes their research and addresses those outside their academic discipline. Students who wish to present physical work in addition to their poster (art, video, digital display, etc.) are more than welcome but are asked to seek approval from the GRADS committee prior to the event.
2014 Nomination Deadline: March 1st
2014 Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15th
2014 Poster Submission Deadline: April 14th (10 days after the event)
Awards: The first, second, and third place winners from each college will receive a cash award and certificate. Winners will be highlighted on the GRADS symposium website, in the Graduate School bulletin, and distributed via email. Awards will be presented to all winners during the closing ceremony in the following amounts: