Thursday, May 1, 2014

Graduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium
at the Henry Madden Library
California State University, Fresno

The Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium provides a forum to exchange, create and synthesize ideas among researchers, practitioners and educators and to discuss current trends and challenges facing particular fields of study. It also serves as a showcase for creative activities, including art, music and recitation.

We invite you to submit your abstract for an oral or poster session describing the results of your research. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, potential contribution to respective field, methodology, results, and clarity of presentation to a general audience.

This symposium provides a collaborative environment to promote an interdisciplinary approach, hence a broad range of topics and fields of study are actively encouraged. All presentations are given to an interdisciplinary audience. As such, technical jargon should be avoided and the content should be interesting to a diverse audience.

Accepted abstracts will be published as submitted in conference proceedings and on the DGS website.

Oral Presentations:
Concurrent presentations are formal oral presentations of the author’s work. Presentations are grouped according to topic or discipline into themed sessions with time provided after each presentation for question and answer. The length of the oral presentation should not exceed 15 minutes, including a question and answer period. Authors are welcome to include visual supports to assist delivery of their oral presentation.

  • The oral presentations will run from 1:15 to 4:45 with students having approximately 12 minutes to present their research and 3 minutes for Q&A.
    1. 1:15- 2:15
    2. 2:30-3:30
    3. 3:45-4:45
    4. 5:30-8:00

Poster Presentations:
This format is ideal for presenting results of work that lend themselves to visual displays and representations. In these sessions, a number of authors have the opportunity to display or exhibit their work and engage in informal discussion about their work with other attendees throughout the session. Posters will be on display in a designated exhibition space during the conference. Presenters must be available at their posters during their timetabled poster session.

  • There will be three poster presentation sessions:
    1. 1:15- 2:15
    2. 2:30-3:30
    3. 3:45-4:45

If you have any questions, please contact Tony Diaz at 559.278.2448 or at

Sponsored by:

  • California State University, Fresno
  • Division of Graduate Studies
  • Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
  • Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
  • Henry Madden Library

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call 278-2448 in advance of your participation or visit.