What is the GREAT Symposium?
GREAT is an acronym for Graduate Research Education And Technology Symposium hosted by the OUHSC Graduate College and the OUHSC Graduate Student Association. For the past 41 years, students at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have showcased their original research at the GREAT Symposium. Students and postdoctoral fellows compete for travel grants to present their research at national scientific meetings.
All current Graduate College students and those graduating in the 2016-17 academic year are eligible to participate. In order to redeem GREAT travel award winnings, individuals who have graduated must present proof that they will be presenting the research conducted while a student at the OUHSC and not previously presented at GREAT. Graduates in a postdoctoral position must participate in the postdoctoral fellow competition.
42nd Annual GREAT Symposium
The 2017 GREAT symposium will be held March 27-30 and will feature oral presentations, poster presentations, and a new competition in 2017 - the Flash Talk competition (essentially a 3 minute scientific "elevator pitch" for your research) - as well as a vendor show and awards ceremony for winners of the oral, poster and Flash Talk competitions. The symposium also hosts a career development workshop and an exciting keynote address.
To help participants prepare, we will also host 3 Pre-GREAT Workshops in February to teach key points about writing scientific abstracts and preparing and giving oral, poster, and Flash Talk presentations. You can find more information by clicking through links on the right.
Ways to participate in GREAT
All students are encouraged to submit an abstract in order to present a 10-minute oral or a poster presentation, as well as a Flash Talk competition. If you would like to assistant with organization or volunteer at the symposium, please contact the GREAT Chair Jenna Guthmiller.
Link to last year's GREAT Winners of Awards and List of Judges and Volunteers for GREAT 2016.