An important practice of graduate researchers is sharing their work with others in the academic community. The UTEP Graduate Student Research Expo is an annual event that offers graduate students the opportunity to present their original research in a local academic conference environment before they travel to a national or international academic or professional conference.

The goal of the Expo is to help prepare novice graduate students for presentation and networking at major conferences in their respective fields. Students who have not yet presented at a national/international conference, or at a previous Expo, may be given preferred consideration in the selection process.

In addition to a conference, the Expo is also a competition, where prizes go to top presentations. This unique element encourages the critical component of mentorship, as faculty serve as both judges, as they evaluate student presentations, and as mentors, as they offer students important feedback about their work and presentation style.

The Expo is an all-day event that each year includes a keynote address from an accomplished UTEP scholar.

Ultimately, the Expo is an excellent venue that showcases the quality of research that is being conducted by our graduate students and their faculty mentors, as UTEP is poised to become a national research university with a 21st century student demographic.

This year’s Expo is on November 11, 2016 and will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn.

How can I be involved?


Call for Abstracts opens: Monday, August 15, 2016
Deadline for submitting abstracts: Friday, September 16, 2016
Notification of acceptance: Friday, October 7, 2016
Deadline for participation confirmation: Friday, October 14, 2016
Workshop for those selected to participate: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. in the Mike Loya Academic Services Building, Room 131.
Panel presenters’ deadline to send Power Point slides: November 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Suggested deadline for printing poster at Campus Print Shop: November 4, 2016
Final presentation schedule posted on webpage: November 4, 2016

Let’s make the 2016 UTEP Graduate Student Research Expo a great success—together!

Keep checking this website for the most updated information.

For general questions about the Expo, please contact Dr. Isela Ocegueda, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at iocegueda2@utep.edu or at 915-747-5237.

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