Graduate Research Achievement Days 2013
GRAD 2013 and i3: Celebrating Graduate Research at WPI
Master's and PhD candidates at WPI are part of a large and thriving graduate research community engaged in important and exciting work in virtually every corner of the campus. WPI values the contributions these students make to their fields and to society. Through two annual events, the university celebrates their accomplishments, encourages them to share their work with the greater WPI community, and helps them take their research to the next level.
Graduate Students: Learn Why You Should Participate.
GRAD 2013 Registration is Closed!
GRAD 2013: The Innovation Exchange
March 13, 2013, Campus Center (MS Candidates); Alden Memorial (PhD Candidates)
Entry Deadline: February 25, 2013
Now in its seventh year, GRAD (Graduate Research Achievement Day) is a huge poster event open to all graduate students engaged in research. Posters fill the entire upper level of the Campus Center and the Great Hall of Alden Memorial, creating a panorama of discovery and innovation. Teams of faculty judges review the posters, interview the participating students, and bestow first-, second-, and third-place awards in in the following divisions: Business and Social Science, Engineering, Life Sciences and Bioengineering, and Science. Winners receive cash prizes they can apply to their research.
Please contact GRADinnovation@wpi.edu with any questions.
i3: Investing in Ideas with Impact
Department/Program/Division Competitions Held Prior to April 22, 2013;
Campuswide Competition: April 22, 2013, Alden Memorial
Entry Deadline: Check with Appropriate Department or Program
i3 encourages graduate students to consider how their ideas and innovations could become the foundation for new products, new commercially valuable processes, and even new companies. Students develop five-minute pitches that explain, without the aid of visuals, how their innovations addresses important commercial or societal needs, why they are better than existing technology or processes, and how they might gain the interest of the marketplace.
i3 is a series of competitions, beginning with contests held within departments and programs. Winners advance to competitions organized by the deans of Arts and Science, Engineering, and the School of Business. Divisional competition winners go on to a final, campuswide competition where the judges evaluate the quality and perceived value of their ideas and the effectiveness and persuasiveness of the pitches. First-, second-, and third-place award recipients will receive cash prizes they can apply to their research.
How to Enter: Graduate students should ask their department or program heads or advisors to enter.
- Information for Students
- Information for Judges
- Looking Back at GRAD 2012
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