Revamping 2024 Graduate Research & Innovation Exchange

Due to the feedback received on the Graduate Research and Innovation Exchange (GRIE) events over the past few years, we have decided to revamp the event for this next year. For the 2024 GRIE event, we will be combining GRIE with our annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition as well as our annual prospective PhD student visit event. The GRIE portion of the event will take place in parallel with 3MT in the Odeum, and will still feature research poster presentations by WPI graduate students. However, the big change we are testing out this year is the elimination of poster judging. There will be people’s choice voting and awards, but there will not be a GRIE finals event in April like in prior years. The goal of GRIE has always been to celebrate graduate research, facilitate opportunities for the exchange of ideas, and highlight the innovative work graduate researchers are engaged in. We are hopeful this new GRIE format will help the event meet these goals.   


GRIE and 3MT 2024 Event Details:

When: February 16, 2024 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Campus Center Odeum

What - GRIE: Graduate students present research posters to prospective PhD students, other graduate students, WPI faculty, and other WPI community members. People’s Choice awards given out.

What – 3MT: PhD students present a 3 minute presentation on their research using only a single static slide to an audience of prospective graduate students, other graduate students, WPI faculty, other WPI community members, and a panel of 3MT judges. Awards of $1,000, $500, and $250, will be provided to those selected as the Winner, Runner-up, and People’s Choice, respectively.  

Registration: To register to present a research poster at GRIE or compete in 3MT, please complete this Registration Form. Deadline to register is January 26, 2024. Please note that there will not be a way to present at GRIE and compete in 3MT at the same time.

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies