Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium is an annual event that showcases the research and scholarly work of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across disciplines at Wayne State.

This day-long event features poster presentations from master's and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars. Awards are given for poster presentations and Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). 

2019 award winners
See the 2019 GPRS photo album

 

2019 3MT Competition 1st Place Winner - Deena Damschroder

2019 3MT Competition 2nd Place & People's Choice Winner - Erin Perry


Research Symposium Scholar Visit

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a new recruitment initiative: the Research Symposium Scholar Visit. This is a fully-funded program designed to recruit outstanding underserved and underrepresented students from campus, in-state, and nationally to Ph.D. programs at Wayne State. It will be a two-day event on March 4-5, 2019, scheduled to coincide with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium. Participants will:

  • Have their travel costs and overnight stay covered by the Graduate School
  • Meet current graduate students and faculty
  • Visit departments and tour campus facilities
  • Participate in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

We are soliciting nominations of  prospective students who have either already applied for 2019 admission, or have indicated a strong interest in applying in future.  Since this is first and foremost a recruitment visit, priority will be given to nominees that a department anticipates admitting with an offer of funding. Nominations can be submitted via this link: Scholar Visit Nomination Form.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 25, 2019. Departments and recipients will be notified by February 15, 2019.

Contact Sharon Lean sflean@wayne.edu with questions.


3MT presentations and judging

1:45 to 2:30 p.m. in rooms FGH, McGregor Memorial Conference Center 

three minute thesis logoThree Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in 2008. Participants present a compelling oration of their thesis and its significance in three minutes or less. The competition challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

Nominees from Wayne State departments, schools and colleges will compete in the annual Graduate School competition during the Graduate and Postdoctoral Symposium on March 5, 2019. All those who participate at the university level will be granted the 3-Minute Thesis micro-credential. Prizes are awarded for People's Choice, first, second and third place winners.

Guidelines for the 2019 Three Minute Thesis 3MT Competition


Alumni panel 

2:45 to 3:45 p.m. in rooms FGH, McGregor Memorial Conference Center 

2019 panelists

Chuck Jackson is the president of Community Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC). He earned a PhD in Sociology from Wayne State and brings nearly three decades of experience in human services organizations. 

 

 

Marsha Parker is a learning and development leader at Ford Motor Company and currently leads the transformation of instructional design services for the Global Learning and Development (L&D) organization.  She received her PhD from Wayne State University in Instructional Technology and Design.

 

 

Casandra Ulbrich is president of the State Board of Education and Vice President for College Advancement and Community Relations at Macomb Community College.  The first in her family to attend college, Dr. Ulbrich earned a PhD in Communication from Wayne State University.

 

 

Gnanada Joshi joined the Department of Biology at the University of Detroit Mercy in 2016 as an instructor, and was promoted to assistant professor in 2018.  She earned her PhD at Wayne State in Biology.



 


Micro-credentials awarded

Presenters with qualifying scores receive micro-credentials in oral and visual communication. These micro-credentials can be shared on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and embedded on professional websites and digital resumes. They represent core competencies in graduate education and highlight skills that are highly desired by employers but may not be apparent from a transcript or diploma. Learn more about micro-credentials.

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2019 program