The 2016 Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) is coming up on Friday, March 4, and the abstract submission period is now open! Students will be able to submit an abstract, via the online form, from Friday, January 29, through Friday, February 12, at 5 p.m. As always, there are a limited number of presentation spots available, so submit your abstract ASAP!
This year’s GSS, which will be held in the Forest Club Room (AND 207), is built around the theme, “The Interface Between Scientific Research and Management.” Many SEFS students seek to build careers in land management or other applied fields, yet we receive most of our formal training in an academic setting. Is our research responding to on-the-ground priorities? How can we improve the dialogue between science, management and other stakeholders? How can we best communicate our results—including variability and uncertainty? A stellar panel of experts will kick off the day to help us grapple with these questions.
Open to the public and everyone in the SEFS community, GSS is a friendly gathering to share your work and hone your presentation skills. You can present a preliminary proposal, your results from a completed project, or anything in between. Presentations last 10 minutes and are followed by 2-3 minutes of Q&A. Undergraduate capstone students will be showing off their research during poster sessions throughout the day. As is tradition, the symposium will be followed by a Dead Elk party—the perfect opportunity to discuss the presentations and posters over food and drinks.
Again, don’t forget to get your abstract submissions in as soon as possible during the next two weeks. And if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.