Graduate Research Symposium

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The Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is the Graduate School's signature event dedicated to the research achievements of Wayne State's Ph.D. students and postdoc community. The 2022 GRS took place on March 8 - 10 and included topics on COVID-19, urban social disparities, the climate crisis, and more. 

The event featured the varied research of graduate students and postdocs from Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Oakland University. 1,325 people from 20 U.S. states, 30 countries, and 156 universities around the world attended the 2022 GRS. 

Congrats to the 2022 GRS winners

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The full agenda for the 2022 GRS is available, featuring all participating researchers and topics. Each researcher presented either a platform or poster presentation. 

Platform presentations are individual, one-at-a-time talks that may be no longer than six minutes in length, plus two minutes for question and answer. 

Poster presentations are done via breakout rooms and are 15 minutes in length. Because of the vast number of posters presented simultaneously, researchers will repeat their posters over the course of the one-hour agenda session. 

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Three-Minute Thesis returns in 2022

The 2022 GRS featured the return of the internationally acclaimed Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. The 3MT is an annual competition where thousands of students around the world present their research in a compelling oration of three minutes or less. It challenges students to consolidate ideas and discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.