The 5th annual UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship That Matters” will be held on Wednesday, April 5, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Elliott University Center on campus.

More than 100 graduate students will present their research at this event, which is sponsored by the UNCG Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development.

“The purpose of the expo is to showcase the accomplishments of UNCG’s graduate students to the greater Greensboro community, and to provide a venue for students to communicate their research and creative activities to the public,” said Vice Provost for Graduate Education Kelly Burke.

Graduate students will gain experience communicating their research and creative activities using posters, short discussions or short videos. There are 102 students from more than 30 departments registered, and 89 presentations will be made. Final judging takes place at 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, and free parking is provided in Oakland Parking Deck. Community partners and area employers are encouraged to attend and engage with the students.

“Visitors to the expo will be able to see not only the depth of the expertise of our students but also the breadth of scholarship and creative activity,” said Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Terri L. Shelton, “from science and social sciences to the humanities, from the creative and visual arts to education, from basic bench science to community-engaged research.”

The expo is organized into competitions in the following areas:

  • Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Creative Arts
  • Professional Programs

There will be a winner in each category, presented with a $1,000 award. Winners may also be invited to participate in the State Legislature’s Graduate Education Day in Raleigh in May and honored at the Student Honors Convocation later in the semester.

For more information, visit grs.uncg.edu/grc-expo.

 

Story by Susan Kirby-Smith, University Communications