Environmental Research Grad Blitz

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What is the Environmental Research Grad Blitz?

The Blitz is designed to bring together graduate students working on environment-related research to present their findings and showcase the excellent research UA graduate students are conducting. The event, usually held in early Nov, provides a special opportunity for students to share their work with other students, faculty, university administrators, and others. The Blitz provides a unique milieu for discovering opportunities for collaboration, sharing ideas and insights, and making acquaintances that may live long beyond the careers of the individual participants.

Starting with 2013, the Grad Blitz also encourages graduate MFA students in the arts or creative writing to present works related to artistic environmental research. Possibilities include, but aren't limited to, poetry, lyric essay, or flash fiction readings; a brief dance or music performance; or a display of visual art with an environmental theme or research component.

Upcoming Event: Thursday, Nov 13 2014 2-6PM, Student Union South Ballroom

About the Format

The idea is for graduate students to present only their most salient findings to generate curiosity and excitement about their research, or to give a brief and engaging creative presentation of five minutes or less.

Blitz participants may present their results in one of two ways:
• A five-minute speed talk/creative presentation, including no more than three slides
• A traditional research poster or visual art/creative piece


$200 will be awarded for the best presentation and best poster in both the research and artistic categories.
The honorable mention in each format will be awarded $100.


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