The Graduate School’s 17th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Research Day will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at The Wake Forest Biotech Place Conference Center, 575 N. Patterson Avenue.
Form of the Submission
Students and postdocs must be the primary producer of the work being presented. Posters that have already been presented at conferences are welcome. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a skills development activity which challenges Research Higher Degree students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. (See the following website for additional details: http://threeminutethesis.org/).
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Students and postdocs should complete the submission form (Survey Monkey form) no later than Friday, January 27, 2017, at 5:00 pm.
POSTER: The poster presentation must be in the form of a poster and no larger than 60 x 40 inches. Easels, foam-board backing boards, and pins will be provided for setting up the posters. Both students and postdocs may participate but we only have space for 85 posters, so submit your abstract early. Please note that the posters will NOT be judged so we encourage you to take part in the raffle.
THREE MINUTE THESIS: For the 3-minute thesis presentations a single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration. (See the following website for additional rules: http://threeminutethesis.org/rules-judging-criteria)
One $400 award for first place, one $300 2nd place, one $200 3rd place, and one $200 People’s Choice award will be given for the 3MT presentations along with a raffle for an iPad Mini.
ONLY students will be able to take part in this competition for monetary awards. Due to time constraints, there will only be 10 presentations on Research Day. If we receive more than 15 submissions, we will have a preliminary round to determine the 10 finalists.
Schedule of Events
|Poster set-up:||1:30 – 2:00 PM|
|Poster session:||2:00 – 3:00 PM (posters left up until 5:00 PM)|
|3MT set-up:||2:30 – 3:00 PM|
|3MT competition:||3:00 – 4:00 PM|
|Awards Announcement:||4:15 – 4:30 PM|
There is ample, free parking available at the Biotech Place in Lot P8 in back of the building or in the public deck located on the corner of 4th and Church Street. The charges for public deck are currently $1 per hour per vehicle.