Submit to present your work at DEGS 2023!

The Graduate College, in partnership with the Graduate Student Association and Office of Research & Innovation, will host the seventh annual Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference, a FREE, homegrown University-wide conference highlighting Drexel’s graduate student research, Thursday, April 20, 2023.

The DEGS Conference provides opportunities for graduate and professional students at all levels of study to showcase their work to the greater Drexel community, engage in professional development, network, and compete for monetary awards. The conference will take place at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center (3126 Market Street) on the University City Campus with some opportunities for virtual engagement. All are welcome to attend!

The theme of the 2023 conference is “Be well, to do well.” In addition to showcasing Drexel’s graduate research, the conference will provide information and resources about maintaining wellness in graduate school.

All Drexel graduate and professional students are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters, orals, or to compete in Drexel’s official Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition by Sunday, March 12. Please review the submission and presentations guidelines on the conference website PRIOR to submitting your abstract.

Attend a pre-conference workshop

Before you submit, participate in a FREE pre-conference workshop – How to Write an Effective Abstract with Dan Driscoll, MA, Coordinator of Writing Curriculum Initiatives for the University Writing Program and Teaching Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
12 to 1 p.m. ET
Virtual via Zoom

The workshop will be recorded for later viewing. Register to receive a copy of the recording.

Volunteer to be a peer reviewer

We are also seeking volunteers to peer review abstract submissions. Why participate in peer review?

  • It is low-risk, high-reward practice for reviewing abstracts and papers for your own research (conferences, journals, papers, etc.) For DEGS, you are only reviewing abstracts, not full papers.
  • Exposure to different writing styles – i.e. ability to learn the difference between a stronger and a weaker abstract so that you can improve your own writing.
  • Exposure to research outside of your field – interdisciplinary focus.
  • Plus, it may give you some research ideas and maybe you’ll learn about cool research methods you haven’t considered!

Click the link below to learn more about the process and timeline, and to sign up by Sunday, March 12!

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