Conference Schedule:
Graduate Student Symposium
(Tue. Dec. 5-Fri. Dec. 8, Salon B)

This is a lunchtime lunch-and-learn session open to all graduate student attendees. Pick up your lunch and come to Salon B for a program of discussion, idea exchange, and mentoring talks on topics ranging from how to get the most out of the conference to how to organize and write your thesis and get it published to best practices for interacting with your advisor, peers, and professional contacts. Attendance of this symposium is required for recipients of the UCC or BDCAT student travel awards.

See also our
Program Overview Page.

Link to slides for thesis writing clinic

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Lunchtime Topic:

Conference Preview:
Getting the Most Out of the Conference

Speakers: Prof. Xinghui Zhao (Washington State University)
and Prof. Dong Dai (Texas Tech University)

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Lunchtime Topic:

Thesis Writing Clinic for Graduate Students
Part I: Maintaining Momentum Towards Thesis Submission

Speaker: Prof. Richard McClatchey
University of the West of England, Bristol UK

Thursday, Dec. 7

Lunchtime Topic:

Thesis Writing Clinic for Graduate Students
Part II: What an Examiner or Thesis Committee Member
Will Look for in Your Work

Speaker: Prof. Richard McClatchey
University of the West of England, Bristol UK

Friday, Dec. 8

Lunchtime Topic:

Conference Review and Next Steps:
How to Capitalize on Your Experience

Speakers: Prof. Xinghui Zhao (Washington State University)
and Prof. Dong Dai (Texas Tech University)

4:30-5:00 pm


Conference Closing Session