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From Abstract to Contract is a research presentation competition for graduate students. We encourage all grad students to participate. You must register online by December 3, 2012 and give us a description of your research or creative expression project. During October and November visit with your advisor or major professor to decide what you will present. The competition will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013, as part of Graduate Education Week.
From Abstract to Contract is open to ALL graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas.
From Abstract to Contract provides students with the opportunity to practice presenting their research, putting together a professional display, and to gain valuable skills that allow you to get the most out of attending a conference or professional meeting. From Abstract to Contract is not just a competition, we also present workshops to help you prepare your research, network effectively, and search for jobs after you graduate.
Yes! This is a competition. There will be up to eight students in each group that represent a similar area of research, and in each group there will be a first and second place winner. Each presenter that shows up and displays her/his research will have their work judged by one faculty member and one experienced graduate student. Based on the judges’ comments and reviews, the first place winner in each group will receive $200 and the second place winner in each group will receive $100. That means that even before you start, there’s at least a 25% chance that you could win some money for all your hard work!
Depending on your area of study, you may present your research in a number of different formats: a poster, a paper with a poster, a creative display, etc. For more information on display type, guidelines and requirements, please see our Instructions for Student Participants page.
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