The 2013 Graduate Scholarly Forum is scheduled for March 5 & 6 in the Memorial Union on the University of North Dakota campus. This annual conference showcases cutting edge research and creative scholarship from across the university's graduate community. Both graduate students and faculty will share their research in oral presentations, panels and posters. More than 200 submissions were received this year making this one of the largest in its twelve-year history.
This year also highlights two Dean's Lecture Series presentations acknowledging the outstanding research and scholarship of our faculty. The School of Graduate Studies is excited to announce presentations by Dr Mark Askelson, Atmospheric Sciences and Dr Timothy Pasch, Communication Program.
Dr Askelson will present Unmanned Aircraft: From Potential to Reality on Tuesday March 5. Dr Pasch will present The Evolution of the Scholarly Journal: Digital Convergence and Broader Impacts on Wednesday March 6. Both Dean's Lecture Series presentations will take place at noon in the Lecture Bowl.
Other highlights include an interdisciplinary session on Small Spacecraft, Biology, Engineering, History and Education and many more. The Graduate Student Association will also host a panel looking at best practices for writing, life-study balance and making the most of graduate courses.
One of the largest events on the calendar is the Poster session that fills the ballroom for a lively two hours. This will be held on Wednesday March 6 from 2pm to 4pm, and is a perfect opportunity to discover current research projects from each college.
We are thankful for the support of the Office of the VPAA.