Graduate student research to be highlighted in exhibition celebrating Sesquicentennial; submissions now being accepted

The Graduate School will host a special exhibition of student research in February, with the winning presentations included in a time capsule commemorating Vanderbilt’s yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration.

Ten graduate students will be selected to present their research in the form of five-minute lightning talks at the event. A panel of judges will choose three winners, each of whom will receive a $250 service-free stipend, be featured in a brief video on the Graduate School website, and have their scholarship commemorated in a time capsule as an example of graduate student research excellence taking place at Vanderbilt in 2024.venn diagram showing overlap of benefits to participating in graduate school research symposium. The 3 circles are win prizes, network with peers and showcase research. The overlap says "Be a part of history!"

The Graduate School Sesquicentennial Scholarship Exhibition and Celebration will be on Thursday, Feb. 15, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Memorial Room.

Submissions are being accepted through Jan. 22. Submission should include a slide deck with 10 slides, a one-page abstract or research summary, and a resume/CV (three-page maximum).

“This event is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to share their innovative research, network with other students and faculty, and gain valuable experience presenting research to a diverse audience,” said C. André Christie-Mizell, vice provost for graduate education, dean of the Graduate School and director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. “It’s also a great opportunity for students to receive tailored support as they continue to develop their research and scholarship skills.”

The exhibition and celebration of graduate student research will include a catered reception. The event is open to all Graduate School students and faculty.

For more information, contact the Graduate School.