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All students whose abstracts are accepted for presentation in the Annual Graduate Research Symposium are eligible to compete for a monetary award in their respective category.  

Faculty and expert judges grade presentations in the following areas:

  • Oral Presentation
    • Knowledge of Topic

    • Organization and Approach

    • Vocal and Physical Delivery

    • Clarity of Lay Person

    • Originality and Applications of the Work

  • Poster Presentation
    • Research Content

    • Presentation

    • Poster Appearance

Monetary awards will be presented at the Awards Reception at the conclusion of the Graduate Research Symposium.