Graduate Student Data Blitzes: As part of the Graduate Professional Development Series, Graduate Student Data Blitzes are held twice each year. These Data Blitzes afford graduate students in Clinical Science an opportunity to formally present their research in slide format as they would at a national conference. Each student research presentation is roughly 10 minutes and is attended by the Center for Children and Families faculty and student body. Each presentation is followed by a brief question and answer session.
South Florida Child Psychology Research Conference: Beginning in spring 2014, Florida International University and the University of Miami have co-sponsored an annual one-day cross-university mentoring conference for graduate students who are attending universities in South Florida. This South Florida Child Psychology Research Conference focuses on research in the domains of clinical child psychology and developmental psychology, and this past year brought researchers together from four universities: Florida International University, University of Miami, University of South Florida, and Florida Atlantic University. The topics covered at the conference in panel discussions include grantsmanship and early career funding opportunities, working with diverse research populations, developing writing skills, long-term career planning, and networking. Students also present their research in slide and poster formats as they would at national conferences, and receive feedback from faculty and peers who attend the conference. Students are invited to present their research at any stage of development or completion. The conference has been funded by generous support from the Center for Children and Families at FIU and by the National Science Foundation SEEDS (Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success).
GSAW Scholarly Forum: UGS hosts an annual spring Graduate Student Appreciation Week that begins always with the 2-day Scholarly Forum highlighting graduate research at FIU. The forum has increased in size over the past few years, and currently includes 100+ presentations. Students may submit proposals to the Graduate Professional Student Committee. The forum includes poster sessions and oral presentations, provides a platform for graduate students to showcase their research, compete for awards and cash prizes, gain professional experience, and compete for a place at the state’s Graduate Symposium.