The Tenth Annual Graduate Research Forum, a part of Student Research Week, is open for submissions! The College of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Association invite UCF graduate students to submit your proposals now.

Scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in the Student Union, the Graduate Research Forum is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your research and creative projects in poster format while receiving valuable feedback from faculty judges. Cash awards of $800 for best poster submission in each category are given, and all participants receive university-wide recognition. Current UCF graduate students from all studies and disciplines are encouraged to participate.

Brandon Lojewski, a previous Graduate Research Forum winner, took what he learned from the Forum and went on to win a $100,000 competition for his “green” research-based company. “Winning the Graduate Research Forum supported and substantiated my research, proving that this research is not only potentially commercializable, but it is also academically important,” shares Lojewski. Winning the Graduate Research Forum gave him the boost he needed, encouraging him to pursue his research further, and he was rewarded greatly for it.

If you have a research or creative project that you would like to share with the world, submit your proposal today! All you need is your abstract of 250 words or less, along with your name, contact information, and the title of the presentation. There is no cost for submissions. Proposals must be received by Monday, February 11, 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Don’t wait—submit your proposals today and share some of the success of former Graduate Research Forum winners!

For more information on the Graduate Research Forum and submission guidelines, please visit or email

UCF’s Student Research Week is a time to celebrate the research and creative projects of UCF students. From April 1 – 4 at the UCF Student Union, you can check out the remarkable cutting-edge research – many times using the most advanced modern technology – that students are undertaking to explore community challenges and help solve real-world problems. Research presentations will be displayed during the Graduate Research Forum and the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE). Student Research Week also features a great assortment of helpful professional development workshops and The State of STEAM, a unique art exhibit containing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) inspired artworks. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit