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Interdisciplinary Graduate & Professional Student Symposium

The Annual UC Davis Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (IGPS) is an opportunity for graduate and professional students from all disciplines to share their current work with each other, the campus, and the wider community! This year's Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (IGPS) will be held on April 7-8, 2016 at the UC Davis Conference Center.

The symposium grew from a Professors for the Future project into what it is today. Students from every professional school and academic college are invited to give short talks, present posters, showcase artistic displays or performances, and participate in student-organized panel sessions to highlight their work.

The schedule for individual presenter times, dates, and locations for IGPS 2016 will be posted on the UC Davis Graduate Student Association website.

2015 Abstract Book

2015 Program Schedule

How to Apply

Abstracts should be written to a general graduate student audience. The presentations, and the abstracts, should not be so technical that an educated person in a different field would be unable to follow them. Participants are judged on their ability to convey the importance of their work to a general audience. The early submission deadline is January 15, 2016, and the regular submission deadline is February 19, 2016. For information on the categories and how to submit an abstract to participate in IGPS, please visit the UC Davis Graduate Student Association website.

Symposium Awards

  • Chancellor's Grand Prize for Best Oral Presentation
  • Awarded by the Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, $5,000
  • Vice Chancellor of Research's Prize for Best Poster
  • First Place: $1,000, Second Place: $750, Third Place: $500, Honorable Mention: $100
  • Provost's Prize for Best Student Organized Session
  • Awarded by Provost Ralph Hexter, $1,500
  • Dean's Prize for Best Oral Presentation
  • Awarded by the Dean of the presenter's respective college, $1,000
  • Dean's Prize for Best Performance
  • Awarded by the Dean of the performer's respective college, $1,000, Second Place: $500
  • Dean's Prize for Best Artwork
  • Awarded by the Dean of the artist's respective college, $1,000
  • People's Choice Awards (includes all categories)
  • Voted on by all in attendance, prizes range from cash to gift certificates 

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