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The deadline to submit abstracts and register for Graduate Student Research Day has been extended to March 13th, 2017! Take advantage of this opportunity to practice your presentation skills and compete with your peers for top poster awards. 1st place prize of $500 and 2nd place prize of $200 will be awarded to posters from each category - STEM and non-STEM. Poster winners will also represent the University of Florida at the Florida Statewide Research Symposium! Therefore, all graduate students are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation for a chance to win. Only the first 200 presenters can compete in the poster competition, so please hurry up!

Submit your abstract by March 13th, 2017 (midnight) for a spot in the poster competition at http://ogap.graduateschool.ufl.edu.<http://ogap.graduateschool.ufl.edu./> Faculty and postdocs are invited to attend and register as judges. You can register as an attendee if you do not wish to present a poster. A raffle will also be held in order to win cool prizes, too!

The Organization for Graduate Student Advancement and Professional Development, the UF Graduate School and the UF Office of Research are pleased to host the Graduate Student Research Day on Monday, April 3rd 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Reitz Union! As kick-off to the Graduate Student Appreciation Week festivities, this event is designed to showcase the breadth of research across the UF campus including both STEM and non-STEM focused research topics, centered around a poster presentation competition and featuring keynote speakers.

The theme for the GSRD 2017 is 'NETWORKING'. Attendees will be able to refine their networking skills, learn from top scholars, and network with professionals from various disciplines in academia and industry. The keynote speakers for the event are:

1. Dr. Julie Dodd, Professor, College of Journalism and Communications, UF.
2. Dr. Alex Sevilla, Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business, UF.

Join our Instagram photo contest for cool prizes/gift cards too!!! You can enter to participate in the Instagram photo contest by following UF OGAP on Instagram at uf.ogap. Post a picture of yourself at the GSRD2017 using #UF_GSRD17. Invite your friends to follow us and like your picture!!

We look forward to seeing you at GSRD 2017!!! For questions on Graduate Student Research Day, please contact Jude Masannat at  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or (352) 665 3371.