[cid:e480c565-aea3-46e3-af48-71233c5f6220] The University of Florida Black Graduate Student Organization is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, in the Reitz Union. The symposium will include both oral and poster presentations from graduate students from the University of Florida and a keynote speaker addressing the importance of diversity in research. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event will be interdisciplinary encompassing biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, computer science, engineering, math and physical sciences. The goal of this symposium is to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at the University of Florida. Students will receive monetary awards and recognition for best oral presentations and posters. This event is sponsored by the Black Graduate Student Organization, the College of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Diversity Committee, the Graduate School, and the Office of Graduate Minority Programs. Everyone is welcome to attend, but must register by using the link below. All graduate students are eligible to submit original research abstracts (300 word limit) by clicking the link below. The submission deadline is February 10th 2017. Click <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M5-AiBUkBsmhgRmqApL6-Vb6rprHsHnPyDWXEW0J8jo/edit#responses> Here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M5-AiBUkBsmhgRmqApL6-Vb6rprHsHnPyDWXEW0J8jo/edit#responses> to submit abstracts and register for the symposium. Registration and abstract submissions are free.