The Graduate Student Government has released a schedule of the 2011 GradExpo (Graduate Academic Exposition), formerly the Graduate Research Exposition, which takes place on April 21st and 22nd at the Wells Conference Center. For two full days, entrants-who are selected from UMaine graduate students-present their work in an academically competitive atmosphere. Entries may consist of an academic poster presentation, art installation or performance, oral presentation, and—new this year—PechaKucha for those who wish to try an exciting new way of presenting information. Originating from Japan, the format for PechaKucha enables the presenter to showcase 20 slides in 20 seconds. The slides are set on a timer, and move forward while the presenter speaks about each slide.
Also new for this year, entrants will be divided into separate academic categories and will compete against other graduate students in similar fields: Physical Sciences and Technology (Physics, Mechanical Engineering, etc.); Natural Sciences (Forestry, Ecology and Environmental Science, etc.); Liberal Arts I (Economics, Sociology, Communications, etc.); and Liberal Arts II (English, Modern Languages, Intermedia, etc.). We hope that this organization will level the playing field while also facilitating the judging of the event.
Guidelines and entry forms will be available on the GSG website in late January for each of the categories. Submission will be online through the GSG website. Click here for a full schedule of events. Mark your calendars now!