GradTerp Exchange is a monthly event in which UMD graduate students and postdocs share their research to general audiences in an informal, conversational setting.
Looking for the chance to hear more about the research your amazing GradTerp colleagues across campus are doing—all while having a drink and some food? Then join us for GradTerp Exchange!
Modeled on events such “nerd nites,” TED talks, or ignite talks, the 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.
Each event will feature 3-4 speakers and plenty of time for conversation, food, and drink.
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!
All GradTerp Exchanges will take place in the upstairs gallery at MilkBoy Arthouse in College Park, MD. Each are 4:30-6:30pm with doors opening at 4pm. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the cash bar.
Join us for a special summer edition of GradTerp Exchange to keep up with what your graduate school colleagues are doing with their summer!
Speakers for July 2
Tuesday Barnes, Sociology, "(Black) Joy Under Surveillance: Black Girls, Emotional Resiliency and Incarceration."
Liz Robinson, French, (Title TBA)
Jake Weissman, Behavior, Ecology, Evolution,and Systematics, "What Bacteria Do When They Get Sick."
Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. A cash bar and menu items are available for purchase. We ask that you register here if you plan on attending so we have accurate food counts. Bring your friends--the event is open to the community and not limited to Maryland students.
This event is in partnership with MilkBoy Arthouse. Immediately following the GradTerp Exchange, we will be joining MilkBoy for trivia! More information about their weekly trivia with District Trivia can be found here!
Michael Scott Brick, Student Affairs, "Teaching Behind Bars: Education & Incarceration"
Rishov Goswami, Nutrition and Food Science, "Secrets Beneath the Skin: A Story of How a Calcium Channel Regulates Scleroderma"
Edward Hurme, Biological Sciences, "Where the bats fish: GPS tracking a marine foraging bat"
Anjana Jeyaram, Bioengineering, "One cell's trash, another cell's treasure: extracellular vesicles as a mechanism for therapeutics delivery."
September 12, 2018: Register here.
Speakers: Nooruddin Shah, doctoral candidate, International Education Policy
Deanna Barath, doctoral candidate, Health Services Administration
Christine Hands, MFA candidate, Dance
Kelsey Gray, doctoral candidate, Bioengineering
October 4, 2018: Register here
Speakers: Rianna Murray, School of Public Health, "Investigating Private Drinking Water Wells in Maryland"
Shilpa Reddy, Department of Sociology, "Does Money Protect Women from Domestic Violence?"
Upamanyu Ray, Department of Mechanical Engineering, "Using nature-inspired materials like cellulose in high-performance structural applications"
November 14, 2018: Register here.
Stephanie Cork, Kinesiology, School of Public Health
Cara Snyder, Women's Studies, College of Arts and Humanities
Adria Schwarber, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Want to know more about what GradTerp Exchange is all about? Check out this video of Shilpa Reddy giving her talk in October.
This event is in partnership with The Clarice and Milkboy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering, and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.