UNM graduate students on the verge of joining the job force are showing off their research skills at the 2017 Shared Knowledge Conference (SKC).

The annual event is being held Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Hodgin Hall. Current and prospective students, as well as staff, faculty, alumni and members of the community are welcome to attend.

The conference provides a venue for graduate students to engage with the UNM and larger New Mexican communities, sparking conversations and working together for a world of equity, innovation, discovery and growth. Tech and research companies looking to hire new employees can also see the quality of researchers being developed at the UNM, and can network with potential job candidates.

The SKC is a free event that highlights research excellence from the graduate students at the University of New Mexico through two powerful showcases: LoboBITES, a 3-minute thesis-type event, and a research poster session.

LoboBITES Competition
LoboBITES are three minute presentations on a thesis, dissertation or other substantial research project. Students must present their research in a compelling and easily digestible way, using language and terms appropriate for a general, non-academic audience. Presentations will be judged by a panel consisting of UNM and Albuquerque community members and top contestants can win up to $1000.

Poster Presentations
Graduate students from varied disciplines across campus are selected by their department or program to present their research in poster format and engage directly with conference attendees. Students also benefit from the experience by adding the presentation to their CV, gaining valuable conference experience and having their work promoted online on the conference website.

The SKC Conference is sponsored by Graduate Studies, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and UNM Alumni Affairs. It’s free to attend and open to the UNM community and beyond; but presenters must be UNM students.