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The Graduate Research Conference (GRC) 

Date Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Student Center-  Check-In for the GRC is located on the 3rd floor 


The Graduate Research Conference (GRC) invites graduate students of all disciplines, colleges and degree designations (masters and doctoral) to apply to participate in the GRC, a celebration of graduate student research and creative activity in a professional conference format. 


2017 GRC Schedules Now Available

2017 GRC Program

GRC Eligibility:

  • be enrolled in an EMU graduate program or have graduated in 2016
  • engage a faculty advisor/mentor in your conference application (application below)
  • be available to present at the GRC on Friday, March 24th between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • fill out the online proposal application in its entirety by February 8th by 11:59 p.m.
  • Sample Abstracts (PDF)

Please be aware, the information provided in the application will be considered a final draft and used in event programming. Additionally, you should work with your faculty sponsor prior to application submission, as application approval by your faculty sponsor is required for participation.


George Liepa Sigma Xi Events 

The George Liepa Sigma Xi Annual Speaker Series Endowed Fund at Eastern Michigan University presents:

Dr. Marie S O’Neill "Climate Change and Health: Research and Partnerships for Action"




Thursday, March 23, 2017

7:00-8:00 p.m.

at the Student Center

Auditorium 900 Oakwood Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197



Dr. O’Neill is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. She has an M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pan American Health Organization, in Mexico at the National Institute of Public Health and the National Center for Environmental Health, and as a Research Fellow in Environmental Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Her research interests include health effects of air pollution and temperature extremes; climate change and health; international health; and environmental equity. Dr. O’Neill’s research has been funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Science Foundation. Her current work includes evaluating heat waves and health outcomes; climate change vulnerability mapping, and a study of air pollution and birth outcomes among a cohort of pregnant women from Mexico City.

Dessert Reception Immediately Following

* Hardcopy version of the GEORGE LOPA SIGMA XI EVENT FLIER *

For more information please contact:The Graduate School at 734-487-0042 or This event is free and open to the public.


GRC Dates & Deadlines:

Proposal due date:  February 8th, 2016

Proposal Response Notification date:  February 24, 2017

GRC presentation Upload form will be available by March 2, 2017

The GRC presentation upload form is now available.  



Arts Front: An Unique Opportunity & Format

For 17 years, EMU has provided oral presentation and poster session platforms to support graduate research and creative activity. To both encourage and increase graduate student participation in the arts and arts-based disciplines EMU offers a new session platform,  Arts Front , which allows for an emphasis on more experiential forms of research and creative activity (a poem, a sculpture, a personal narrative performance, etc.).


Workshops to support graduate student research and the GRC:

Workshops to support graduate student research and the GRC from previous years have included:

  • Academically Speaking–oral presentations
  • Prezi workshops
  • Poster Design
  • IRBNet


Note: these workshops include events and workshops not necessarily directly related to GRC preparation, but reflect instead the general Graduate School calendar to provide resources outside usual spectrum.  

Please visit the Calender of Events for more detailed information


IRBNet  - training to support research with Human Subjects.

Training Schedule Available here:

Questions regarding IRBNet can be directed to the:

Office of Research Compliance at 734-487-3090 or       


Presentation Format

Presentations must be either a Power Point or Prezi Presentation.  Mac Keynote presentations will not be supported during the GRC.    Attached is an instructional on how to use Keynote's built in exporting system to convert your presentation prior to the GRC deadlines.  


Oral Presentation

PLease download and complete the oral presentation form.  


Poster Format

A poster template was developed for this year's GRC to adapt and use for their poster presentation.  If you are presenting a poster, please follow the guidelines, and template below. Your poster must be no larger than 40" x 60"  and can be printed in G01 Halle at the Poster Printing Center.


The Graduate School has developed a composite of best practices in poster design.


Questions regarding the Graduate Research Conference can be directed to: or 734.487.0042


Faculty Resources

Graduate School, 200 Boone Hall Phone: 734.487.0042, Fax: 734.481.0650,