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Research Conference

The College of Education Research Conference is an annual opportunity for researchers to learn, engage, and interact with colleagues. Sponsored by the College of Education’s Office of Research and Graduate Education, activities include a keynote, networking/poster session, and competitions aimed at increasing the awareness of research, funding, and interdisciplinary work.

2024 Research Conference

Registration is open for the Mary Frances Early College of Education 2024 Research Conference.

The 2024 Research Conference is back live in Aderhold Hall on April 30. Conference events are scheduled from 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Researchers from across the College will find a variety of ways to learn, engage and interact with colleagues, and meet potential collaborators during sessions that have been developed to highlight the range of studies and interests across the College. This year’s activities include student and faculty poster sessions, research presentations by faculty from across departments and centers, the three-minute graduate student thesis competition and a faculty panel activity. Faculty are also invited to volunteer to be poster judges; please note your availability on the registration form.

Read the Conference Agenda (PDF)

For questions about registration, contact Grace Thornton Burger .

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Student Poster Competition

Graduate students: Prizes will be awarded to the top poster in each category. Submissions are welcome from all disciplines across the College. The Office of Research and Graduate Education reserves the right to accept submissions based on specific criteria and professional standards.

Faculty and student posters will be accepted in six categories.

  • Administration, policy, and systems
  • Health and wellness
  • Language, literacy, and digital literacies
  • Learning and teaching
  • Methodology, measurement, assessment, and evaluation
  • Social, diversity, and cultural studies

Downloadable Resources

Selling our Scholarship (3MT-SOS) Doctoral Student Competition

We are once again offering a competition for our doctoral students, adapted from the UGA Graduate School’s event. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.

The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students’ capacities to explain their research effectively in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Additional 3MT videos

Grant Development Faculty Panel

Join us for a great conversation with two MFE COE faculty members who will present information on one of their future research endeavors. Audience members will have the opportunity to learn about:

  1. Development of their research idea.
  2. What drove their methodological decisions?
  3. Ask questions to better understand their decisions
  4. Provide thoughts on how their project might be improved.

Dawg Tank DEI and Social Justice Competition

The MFECOE offices of Research and Graduate Education and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will sponsor a research competition for graduate students. Modeled after the popular television show Shark Tank, this research design competition offers graduate students across the College of Education interested in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice funding for their research ideas.

Graduate students are invited to submit a 500-word abstract outlining their research proposal. The proposed research must focus on the experiences of (an) underrepresented group and/or international populations with cultural constructs and/or theoretical frameworks. The competition has up to $900 for awards and will reward the top proposal/presentations with varying amounts depending on the presented needs and scientific rigor.

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