The UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) Graduate Student Council is hosting the 5th Annual SNRE Research Symposium. This will serve as a forum for SNRE graduate students to share their research with student peers from different departments and disciplines.
“Students who are at all stages of the research process are invited to participate,” said Alicia McGrew, a Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Ecology and a symposium organizer.
Presenters can share completed research, preliminary results, or simply their motivation and reasoning behind proposed research. The goals of this symposium are to provide a forum for SNRE graduate students to:
- share their research,
- gain valuable presentation skills and feedback, and
- build communication skills when speaking to audiences outside of their disciplines.
“This year, we also welcome undergraduate students in SNRE to share their Honor’s Thesis or undergraduate research experiences,” McGrew added.
There is no fee for registration for the symposium and all are welcome to attend. The 5th GSC Research Symposium is April 23, 2020, beginning at 8:30 a.m. It will take place in Newins-Ziegler Hall, Room 222, on the UF campus.
“This event is a great opportunity for SNRE graduate students to really see the interdisciplinary aspects of our graduate program being transformed into unique research,” McGrew said. “Because we have students across so many departments using so many research tools and approaches, spending the day at the symposium is an opportunity to truly understand the value of interdisciplinary ecology and how it can be applied to ask and answer important questions facing natural and coupled human-natural systems.”