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COE Research Conference 2018

Friday, Mar. 23 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.

The College of Education's annual Research Conference is back and better than ever. This year, in addition to a keynote address from Brad Phillips, Millikan-Reeve Professor and head director of the Georgia Clinical and Translational Research Unit, the Office of Research and Graduate Education has added a new component to increase collaboration and spark ideas across the College: the Research Rumble!

This is a chance for our researchers across the College to shine—and show off their groundbreaking work for a cash prize! Inspired by the format of TED Talks (and a dash of "Shark Tank"-style competition), this first-ever Research Rumble invites departments to submit one competitor each, who will then have 5 minutes to "sell their science" to the crowd and judges. Use the time wisely—not only is this a chance to explain cutting-edge ideas, but it's also an opportunity to introduce colleagues across the College to new projects and ideas. And the winner wins a cash prize to be used toward the research!

Research Rumble Rules

  • One contestant per department with faculty/PI "pitcher" determined by internal process. Each department must determine who from their unit will "pitch" using the internal process of their choice.
  • Each contestant presents a five-minute pitch with minimal slides expressing the following:
    • The Problem & Why We Should All Care
    • Research Proposal Pitch (including funding amount, project details, how the results address the problem)

Awards will be given at $500, $1,000 and $2,000 levels. The deadline to submit the PI name and project title is Friday, March 9.

Submit a presenter

Poster Competition Rules

  • Each department within the College of Education may submit up to five poster presenters (45 posters total)
  • Themes: Administration, Policy, and Systems; Health and Wellness; Social, Diversity and Cultural Studies; Language, Literature, and Digital Literacies; Learning and Teaching; Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place ($250, $500, and $750). The deadline to submit an abstract is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

Download a research poster template.

Submit an abstract


Time Details

7:30-8 a.m.

Poster Set-Up → Rotunda

8-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Coffee → Lobby

8:20 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction → Auditorium

8:30-9 a.m.

Keynote: Brad Phillips → Auditorium

9-9:15 a.m.

College of Education/CTSA Connections → Auditorium

Facilitated by Ellen Evans and Brad Phillips

9:15-9:25 a.m.

Break and Transition → Lobby

9:25-11 a.m.

Research Rumble → Rooms 339-341

Join us as one researcher from each department pitches their most innovative project in five minutes.

11-11:10 a.m.

Break and Transition → Lobby

11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Poster Session and Networking → Rotunda


Not participating in the Research Rumble or poster competition, but still want to be a part of the conference? Join us using the Registration button below!


Paul D. Coverdell Center
500 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602