Grad Expo 2016

March 24, 2016 - 8:30am to 7:00pm


About Grad Expo

The Grad Expo is an all day event where Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences graduate students from a variety of disciplines present papers and posters to their fellow students, faculty, and other members of the Pitt community. This event provides the opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in presenting their research as well as fostering interdisciplinary communication amongst the departments and programs within the School of Arts and Sciences. It is an opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to be exposed to practices and concepts which, while possibly foreign to their field, might nevertheless enrich their work and certainly their academic experience at The University of Pittsburgh. This year we will also be hosting the Noontime Data Blitzwhere students will have 30 seconds to "sell" their research to the audience in our version of the elevator pitch.

Also join us for Your Brain on Grad School: Mental Health Resources for Graduate Students. Graduate school presents many unique mental and emotional challenges, leading to high rates of mental health issues among graduate students. Though mental illness in grad students is prevalent, it remains a problem that is largely unaddressed. This workshop will serve as an educational forum on existing mental health resources and strategies, as well as a platform for grad students to voice concerns and suggestions as to how the University of Pittsburgh can better accommodate the mental health needs of its graduate students.

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission form is available at and will remain open until Monday, February 8th, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted!

Abstract submissions will be accepted in four categories. Outstanding presenters in each category will receive a prize stipend to be used for conference travel or the purchase of research materials.

Time and Location

This year's Grad Expo will take place throughout the day on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 on the fifth floor of the William Pitt Union.

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Location and Address

5th Floor of William Pitt Union