Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I was not funded by the GSA/Provost Conference or Research Funding- may I still participate?
All graduate students are invited to showcase their work so we hope you will join this event.
What are the expectations of me as a presenter on April 3rd, 2014?
- Set-up or arrange for someone else to set-up your visual display between 2 and 4pm in Rangos Hall.
- All participants should be back at Rangos Hall by 4:20 and prepared to explain their research work. If you are doing a performance, please arrive by 4:15pm
- Attend and be ready to briefly and informally talk about your research, project, performance, or conference experience with the broader campus community between 4:30-6pm
- Invite faculty, peers, and friends to attend
What if I can’t setup my poster/project between 2-4pm, April 3rd, 2014?
You may have a friend set up your poster/visual display for you or you may contact our office to arrange a drop-off time prior to April 3rd, 2014.
What if I have a class that conflicts with the event?
Please do not miss class, but please do join us for as much of the event as possible. Let us know what time you will be missing this in the registration form.
What are the requirements if we are part of a group? Do we all register? Or just one of us?
Only one of you needs to register – there will be a place in the registration form to indicate who else is in your group. All should plan to attend the event from 4:20-6pm.
Can I use a poster from a previous presentation/conference?
Yes, you may use the same poster. Please see the guidelines for poster sizes below.
If I will be using the provided easel and foam core board, what size should my poster/display be?
No larger than 30 x 40 inches.
What if my poster is larger than the allotted size?
You will need to create a smaller poster to fit on the one easel and 30 x 40 inch foam core board that we can provide you, or you will need to bring a second foam core board and easel to help hold up your poster.
What resources are available on how to create an effective poster?
We have highlighted some resources at the bottom of the Innovation with Impact page under Poster Presentation Support.
What if I need a power outlet for my display?
Please indicate this on the Registration form or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24.
I received either a GSA/Provost Conference Funding and GSA or a Provost Graduate Small Research Grant, but I have since graduated – do I still have to fulfill the requirement of participating in Innovation with Impact?
Yes - when you accepted the funding, you committed to sharing your work at this exhibition. Even if you are unable to attend, you must share your work or experience. Please see the options for those currently not living in Pittsburgh, below.
I no longer live in Pittsburgh – how can I participate in order to fulfill this requirement?
Students who are currently residing outside the Pittsburgh area are not required to attend the Innovation with Impact Exhibition. They are required to send a poster/visual to be displayed at the event. We ask students to complete the registration for the event as well and let us know that they will not attend the event for record keeping.
I attended a conference with the GSA/Provost Conference Funding, but did not present – what should I share at Innovation with Impact?
Create a poster or visual display about your experience and what you learned at the conference.