Inside the Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase

GC Facade with flags

Public Event — May 7, 2018
Information for Potential Student Participants

Application Closed


This new event will give GC doctoral students an opportunity to share the impact and importance of their Ph.D. dissertations with the public. Those who are defending this spring or who have already defended their dissertations in the 2017–18 academic year are eligible to apply. This event is a valuable opportunity for students to hone their public presentation skills and frame their research for the public.
The event “Inside the Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase” will be open to the public, and colleagues from academia, publishing, and public policy will be invited. This is a unique opportunity for those beyond the Graduate Center to learn about the incredible research of GC students.
The showcase will take place in the Elebash Recital Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature 12 student presentations. Each student will have three minutes and one slide, and presentations will run back to back.
President Chase Robinson will introduce the evening, and we will end the festivities with a celebratory reception with an opportunity for networking.
Applications are due on March 16, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. and must be submitted via the application portal. The applications will be reviewed by a committee of GC faculty, staff, and students, and those students selected to participate will be notified via email by March 30.
Student participants in the May 7 showcase will receive coaching from GC faculty on how to present research in public forums and an honorarium of $250.