After a two-year hiatus, the Graduate Research Fair will return to an in-person event on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 5 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall. The Graduate Research Fair, initiated by the GSA in 2014, provides graduate students a forum to display and discuss their research with the campus and community. Graduate students are invited to present research related their master’s project, master’s thesis, or a study conducted as part of their program of study during the poster session. The winners of the Academic School 3-Minute Virtual Capstone Contest will participate in Buffalo State 3-Minute Capstone Contest Finals at 5 p.m. Students may participate in both events.
Graduate Student Research Fair Itinerary, Friday, May 13, 2022, in the Campbell Student Union:
5:00 p.m. | Buffalo State 3-Minute Capstone Contest Finals | 5:00 p.m.
5:45 p.m. | Presentation of the Outstanding Project and Thesis Winners and Capstone Competitors | 5:45 p.m.
Poster Presentations immediately follow the awards ceremony. Poster presenters to arrive by 4:45 p.m. to set up.
Students, friends, family, and the public are welcome to attend. Refreshments and light food will be available. Details for each appear below.
Graduate students may present research related to a course, master’s thesis, or master’s project. All those who wish to participate in the poster session must register by Wednesday, May 4th. Cost of posters will be paid for by GSA. Posters must be submitted to Design and Print Center by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 6th (NO EXCEPTIONS).
3-MINUTE CAPSTONE CONTEST
The 3-Minute Capstone Contest intends to celebrate the exciting research conducted by graduate students across a spectrum of disciplines. The goal is to provide an environment where graduate students can explain their research in three-minutes or less in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience and in as entertaining a way as possible. All master’s project and thesis completers from December 2021 – August 2022 are invited to participate in the contest.
The top three winners of the Academic School 3-Minute Virtual Capstone Contest from each academic school (Arts & Sciences, Education, and The Professions) will advance to the Buffalo State 3-Minute Capstone Contest Finals at 5 pm on May 13 to compete LIVE for Finals cash prizes (1st: $300, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100).
For the Academic School 3-Minute Virtual Capstone Contest, presenters will be competing against other students in their academic school (Arts & Sciences, Education, and The Professions). Participants will record themselves along with a single slide using Zoom and upload the recording in Digital Commons using the link for their academic school. The top three winners from each school will win a cash prize (1st: $200, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50). Matriculated graduate students and graduate faculty are invited to vote May 2-5 to determine winners of their respective academic school. The deadline to upload the Zoom .mp4 file for the Academic School 3-Minute Virtual Capstone Contest is Monday, April 25, 2022.
Monday, April 25, 2022 – Deadline to submit video and additional information to Digital Commons for Academic School Capstone Contest
Friday, April 29, 2022 – Videos published for viewing and voting begins
Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. – Voting concludes
Friday, May 6, 2022 - Notification of winners of each school
Friday, May 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. – Final LIVE Competition
Friday, May 13, 2022 at 5:45 p.m. - Presentation of Outstanding Master’s Awards and Winners of the Competition
Friday, May 13, 2022 - Poster presentations immediately follow
Graduate Research Fair Program: Coming Soon
Capstone Contest: Instructions on video production and uploading to Digital Commons (Videos longer than 3 minutes will be denied entry)
To assist you with your preparations for your Capstone Contest presentation, please find a few links to suggestions and examples that will help you craft the wording for your presentation, creating your slide, and practice your verbal presentation. The competition is open to graduate students who completed their master’s thesis and master’s project from December 2021 – August 2022.
Preparation and Presentation Tips
Video remain viewable on Digital Commons.
School of Arts & Humanities
School of Education:
School of Natural & Social Sciences
School of The Professions
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