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Graduate students from across the Midwest will come together at The University of Toledo to present their research Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Field House and Student Union.

The Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, which originated at UT seven years ago, invites graduate students from all disciplines to share their research and vie for several awards.

PowerPoint PresentationMore than 130 students have already registered to present, and nearly 70 universities have been invited to the event, which is sponsored and put on annually by the UT Graduate Student Association.

“We have had incredible growth in the past seven years,” said Jessica Sherman, communications officer for the Graduate Student Association. “Our attendance has increased each year, and we hope 2016 will continue that trend and be our biggest symposium to date.”

The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Ronald Delph from Eastern Michigan University. His presentation, “Four Decades of European Travel With Homer, Henry Adams and Virgil,” was chosen in the hopes that it would resonate with all graduate students in attendance regardless of their research interests, according to Sherman.

This year, both oral and poster presenters will have the opportunity to win a first-, second- or third-place plaque and certificate to commemorate their achievements. Other awards include the Association of Women in Science Award, a $100 prize that will go to the top presenting woman in a STEM field, and the Sigma Xi UT Chapter Award.

All participants are invited to the awards dinner following the symposium.

In addition to the chance to present research and win recognition, the symposium provides a number of opportunities for professional development and networking, including a business lunch, an awards ceremony and dinner, a lunchtime grant writing panel, and more.

The Graduate Student Association is still seeking judges and volunteers for the event. All judges and volunteers will be provided lunch and dinner, and volunteers will be granted an automatic six-month active Graduate Student Association membership.

For more information or to volunteer for the event, click here.

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