GPSC Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • What is this conference?

This conference is organized by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). It accepts abstracts from all graduate and professional students at Iowa State University. The conference's main goal is to give an opportunity for graduate and professional students to present their work and gain experience communicating that work to an audience (either through talks, posters, exhibitions or lightning talks). The conference will be on Wednesday April 6th from 8 am - 7 pm. You have a chance to attend, present posters or oral presentations, attend breakout sessions and listen to our keynote speaker. Poster presentations will occur throughout the day.

  • Is this conference virtual, in-person or a hybrid?

As at now, following university guidelines, the conference is in-person.

  • I don't do "research", is the conference for me?

Yes!  This conference is meant to give all graduate and professional students a space to talk about their work and provide an opportunnity for professional development. Present a proposal, case study, research, or take part in an exhibition.

  • How do I register for the conference?

There is NO registration fee.

  • Who can register for the conference?

Anyone at ISU can register for the conference. Even you. All registrants are welcome to attend presentations, workshops and the talk by the keynote speaker. 

  • Is food provided?

Yes, free breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided for all presenters, conference registrants, and judges. However, it is not provided to ISU members who do not register for the conference.

  • Can I invite family and friends not affiliated with ISU to the conference?

Sure! They are welcome to attend presentations and the keynote speaker talk. Please make sure you register.

  • Who is the keynote speaker?

Dr. Dawn Bratsch-Prince,  

The Associate Provost for Faculty and professor of Spanish at Iowa State University 

  • Who can submit abstracts to the conference?

Only ISU graduate and professional students can submit abstracts and present at the conference.

  • How do I submit an abstract to the GPSC 2022?

Click on the Posters and Orals tab above for more information

  • I want to present my work at some other conference and/or I want to submit it to a journal. Can I still submit an abstract to the GPSC?

Yes. Since GPSC would not be publishing any kind of proceedings, you can still submit the abstract to the GPSC and present it later to any professional conference or journal of your choice.

  • I have already presented my work in some other conference and/or I have submitted it to a journal. Can I still submit an abstract to the GPSRC 2020?

Yes, you can submit an abstract for the GPSC even if you have already presented it elsewhere or submitted to a journal.

  • Can I submit an ongoing research to the GPSC?

Yes, it is fine to present an ongoing work. However please make sure that the abstract is properly structured as per the submission guidelines. For instance, it would be expected that the abstract would have few words on conclusion and future work, even if it comprises of an ongoing research.

  • What non-research presentations can I do?

Non-research presentations are geared towards young graduate students, professional students, and students who need to do a required conference presentation for their course. Research hypothesis, case studies, and specific course requirement topics are accepted.

  • Will I get an email after submitting abstract or registration?

Yes, you will get an confirmation email after submitting the abstract or registering for the conference. 

  • What should I do if I face any problems while submitting an abstract?

If you face any problems in abstract submission, please contact the GPSRC Officer jlwei@iastate.edu and cc gpssconfchair@iastate.edu.

  • When will I get to know if my abstract is accepted for presentation?

You will know by the March 25th if you are accepted for the presentation and in which session you will be presenting.

We will not be able to change the presentation time, so we request you plan accordingly.