Doctoral Research Showcase: 2012
The Doctoral Research Showcase spans the disciplines, from science and engineering to the humanities. Participants come from a pool of students who have won competitive university fellowships. The showcase is designed to give them an opportunity to develop their ability to talk with nonspecialists and the public about their work. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates considering graduate school, alumni, and the public are invited to attend to learn more about the work of the next generation of innovators, inside and outside of the academy. The showcase began in 2008 as a way to give greater exposure to the work of the University’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellows. Since 2011, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows have also participated
More than 65 University of Minnesota doctoral students participated in the Graduate School's Fifth Annual Doctoral Research Showcase in April 2012. Among the presenters were Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship recipients Erik Girvan, Psychology and Jason Swartwood, Philosophy. Both discussed the importance of their research and the challenges they face. View the complete list of presenters at the 2012 Doctoral Research Showcase.