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GradTerp Exchange

GradTerp Exchange is a monthly event in which UMD graduate students and postdocs share their research to general audiences in an informal, conversational setting.

Where Fearless Ideas Drop the Mic

Looking for the chance to hear more about the research your amazing GradTerp colleagues across campus are doing? Then join us for GradTerp Exchange!

Modeled on events such “nerd nites,” TED talks, or ignite talks, GradTerp Exchange offers graduate students a unique and important opportunity to develop professional communication skills, share their scholarship, and engage in conversations with an interested and engaged audience in a more relaxed atmosphere.  

For Fall 2020, GradTerp Exchange is going virtual!  Settle in from the comfort of your own computer with your own libations and join us on zoom to hear our two featured speakers and participate in some conversation and camaraderie with other grad students. 

Interested in offering a talk?  All current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to  fill out the presenter form.  Please contact Linda Macri ( with any questions.  For Fall 2020, we are also offering a series of GradTerp Exchange Workshops for students interested in preparing a talk about their research for a broader audience, at GradTerp Exchange or another venue!  Workshops will be held September 16 and October 21, from 3-4pm; to register, click here.

Interested in attending GradTerp Exchange?  You don’t have to be a graduate student to attend, but we do ask that all attendees register in advance.  Please see the registration link for specific dates below. Registration fills up quickly!

Fall 2020 GradTerp Exchange!

September 10, from 6-7:30pm on zoom; please register at to receive the zoom link.

Jacob Bueno de Mesquita, Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health:  "From indoor air to planetary health: fostering a pandemic resilient world"
Luanjiao Aggie Hu, Doctoral Candidate, International Education Policy. College of Education:  "Women with Disabilities during COVID-19"

October 1, from 6-7:30pm on zoom; please register at: to receive the zoom link.


Owen Henry, Information Management,  "Data Production in the United States Congress"  

Anshuman Swain, Biology,"Linked Ecologies: Connecting Invisible Pasts and Actionable Futures"

November 12, from 6-7:30pm on zoom; please register at: to receive the zoom link.
December 3, from 6-7:30pm on zoom; please register at: to receive the zoom link.


Want to know more about what GradTerp Exchange is all about? Check out this video of Shilpa Reddy giving her talk in October 2018.




Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742