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Research Expo registration, other activities announced by Graduate College

On Wednesday, the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College sent an email to the Ohio University community sharing information about Research Expo registration and other research and Graduate College activities.

Registration for Student Expo opens Feb. 1
2nd annual Alden Golf Open Mini Golf competition on Saturday, Jan. 21
The PhD Movie, free screenings, Jan. 12, 7 and 9 p.m.

It's Student Expo time!

Registration for the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo opens Wednesday, Feb. 1 and closes March 18. Students must enroll online at www.ohio.edu/studentexpo to participate in this year's event, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at the Convocation Center.

The annual event attracts more than 550 student presenters from dozens of disciplines. More than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, community members and local middle school and high school students attend to learn more about how Ohio University students are engaged in research, scholarship and creative activity.

Who can participate? Participation is open to all undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, on the Athens and regional campuses.

What can be presented? Posters, exhibits, performances, film screenings and other presentation formats are welcome.

Are students eligible for awards? Awards will be given for the best presentations in each category: $200 (1st prize) and $100 (2nd prize). Categories are limited to no more than 12 presentations and assigned by discipline. For sessions with undergraduate and post-degree students, judges may elect to give two 1st prizes (one each for an undergraduate and a post-degree student). In this case a 2nd place prize will not be awarded.

Who sponsors the event? The Student Expo is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the President and the University Libraries.                                                                                                                              

Related events:

Student Expo Fundraiser: The University Libraries will host the second annual Alden Golf Open Mini Golf competition from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, during Ohio University Dads Weekend to raise funds for the Student Expo. Several floors in the library will feature two mini golf courses, each containing nine holes that wind throughout the bookcases. Pizza, drinks and raffle prizes will be available. The cost is $5 per 9 holes, or $10 for 18 holes. www.facebook.com/events/215527901849366/

Free Movie: The Ohio University Graduate College and Sigma Xi will host two special screenings of "The PHD Movie," a humorous film about the trials and tribulations of earning a graduate degree. The movie will be screened at 7 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Ohio University's Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. 

The film is based on the popular online comic strip "PHD Comics," created by former Caltech graduate student Jorge Cham to combat the anxiety of academia. His tales have been adapted for a live-action film that follows the lives of four graduate students as they juggle research, teaching and personal lives. 

As part of Ohio University's Sigma Xi Science Café series funded by the 1804 Fund, the Ohio University Graduate College will host two free showings of the film. Running time for the feature is one hour and 7 minutes. Though the film is not rated, audiences are advised to expect "PG" rating-style situations and humor.

The film was produced in partnership with Caltech and currently is screening at hundreds of institutions around the globe.

Seating will be first come, first serve.

For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/graduate/phdmovie.cfm.

For questions about the Student Expo or "The PHD Movie," please contact Roxanne Malé-Brune at male-bru@ohio.edu or (740) 597-1227.