Graduate Research and Creative Activity Conference
Friday, March 15, 2024, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
In Person - Student Center, 3rd Floor
2024 Keynote Speaker - Shavonne Coleman
2024 GRCA Dates and Deadlines
October 25, 2023 - GRCA Workshop (for more information, click here)
December 11, 2023 - The application portal opens
January 26, 2024 - Application submission deadline
February 2, 2024 - Faculty mentor approval deadline
February 9, 2024 - Acceptance response notification date
February 16, 2024 - 3 Minute Thesis Competition
March 8, 2024 - Presentation Upload due
March 15, 2024 - Graduate Research and Creative Activity Conference
3 Minute Thesis Competition - In Person
Date/Location To Be Determined
The 3 Minute Thesis Competition asks thesis and dissertation students to present their research in under three minutes using only one PowerPoint slide. The top three contenders will present again during the GRCA. Additionally, the student who earns first place will compete at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT Competition.
- Be enrolled in an EMU graduate program or have graduated in 2023.
- Engage a faculty advisor/mentor in your conference application (application below).
- Be available to present at the GRCA on Friday, March 15, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Fill out the online proposal application in its entirety.
- Sample Abstracts [PDF]
Please be aware that 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.
- Applications must submit their applications electronically.
Support for graduate student research and the GRCA
The Graduate School can help identify resources for you to aid with the following topics:
- Training to support research with human subjects
Oral presentation sessions will be from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15th. Each session will be 1 hour long featuring three to four student presenters. A moderator will facilitate each live oral presentation session.
Presentations can be either Google Slides, PowerPoint, or Prezi Presentation. Presenters should aim for 10 minutes of content presentation and 5 minutes of questions. Presenters will be required to upload their presentation by Friday, March 8th at the link provided to them in their email.
The poster sessions will occur on Friday, March 15th.
Presenters will be required to upload their poster by Friday, March 8th at the link provided to them in their email. Poster presenters may use the logo and template below.
- 2024 Poster Logo - Coming Soon!
- Poster Template [PDF]