Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

April 8-9, 2021

Link to the Mason 360 registration pages for each session and link to the full agenda and presentation abstracts.

George Mason University, Virtual Event

Hosted by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, University Life, Graduate Student Life, and the Graduate and Professional Student Association

The  Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is a two-day event highlighting the outstanding research of our graduate student community. The conference opens avenues of discussion across disciplines and facilitates students' entry into scholarly research. Students from all disciplines at George Mason University are welcome to participate, as many perspectives enhance the potential impact of research outcomes. Students exhibit their research papers, posters and presentations in an environment that closely mirrors professional scholarly practice. 

In addition to the poster sessions and presentations, the conference features the final round of Mason's Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. The 3MT® was developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, to provide Ph.D. students the opportunity to cultivate their academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Students participating in this event will have a three-minute period to effectively explain their research in terms approachable by a general audience. Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third place winners.

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Mason’s Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) recognizes that enriching graduate student life at George Mason University benefits both Mason students and the University community. By creating a better environment for graduate students, Mason can improve graduate student recruitment and retention. Our goal is to promote academic and social opportunities for all graduate and professional students, enriching the Mason graduate experience.

Participating in the Conference

GAPSA invites graduate students to participate in the virtual 2021 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Thursday and Friday, April 8 - 9, 2021. This two-day event will showcase graduate student research, scholarship, and creativity across disciplines through posters, presentations, and Mason’s fourth annual 3MT® competition.

Eligibility: Applicants must be current graduate or professional students at George Mason University. Team presentations must include at least one current Mason graduate or professional student.


Now Calling for Submissions!

Presenter information and abstract (250 words max) required.

Deadline for proposals (deadline extended!): Friday, February 26, 2021, 5:00 pm.

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