UNM Graduate Studies is now accepting proposals for the Fall 2017 Shared Knowledge Conference.

Students go head-to-head presenting their research at the conference. The Fall Conference will be formatted similar to the spring event, with two separate showcases demonstrating the excellence of UNM students.

Entries for both showcases must be submitted by Oct. 9.

The Shared Knowledge Conference will take place on Nov. 8 in Hodgin Hall.

One event, “LoboBITES”, is a competition where graduate students will present their thesis in just three minutes.  Prizes include up to $1000 in scholarships and a chance to represent UNM at a regional competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The second event will be a series of poster presentations by graduate students from all graduate programs and undergraduates from selected programs; presenters are nominated by their academic departments.

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.

To read the rules of the competition or submit your abstract, click here.

Poster Presentations
Each graduate program should nominate one poster for every 25 students in their program (programs with less than 25 students can still nominate one poster). Students who are selected to present will benefit from the experience by adding the presentation to their CV, interacting professionally with conference attendees, gaining valuable conference experience and having their work promoted online on the conference website. Nominations must come from the department or program, students cannot nominate themselves.

To read poster requirements or nominate a student, click here.

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