Congratulations to all of our GTRIC 2013 Winners - Click here for results!
Also, thanks to all the judges, volunteers, and students for making GTRIC 2013 a memorable event.
Event Date: February 12, 2013
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Over $100,000 In Prizes!
- Poster Competition: thirty $1,500 travel grants and first and second place IPC Awards of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively for research related to paper chemistry
- Innovation Competition: $15,000 Edison Prize and a spot in the 2013 Flashpoint class
- Ivan Allen College Competition: three $1,500 travel grants
*Please note that GTRIC 2013 awards must be spent by July 1, 2013 unless an exemption is requested and approved.
What is GTRIC?
The Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (GTRIC) is a yearly event that captures and exhibits the cutting-edge scientific and technological research conducted by graduate students here at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduate students from all disciplines participate to give their research Institute-wide exposure and compete for travel awards and scholarship prizes. Last year the conference showcased the work of approximately 400 students, and we hope to accommodate a similar number of competitors for this year's event. GTRIC is also composed of three competitions that can be applied for separately: a Poster Session, Innovation Competition, and Ivan Allen College Competition.
In the poster session, participants are first vetted through an abstract submission process. Accepted students display their work to several faculty judges and compete for a number of travel grants and fellowships. In the past, 30 travel grants of up to $1,500 for Masters and PhD students have been awarded. The Institute of Paper Chemistry also provides a first and second place prize of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively for research related to paper chemistry. We offer two back-to-back poster sessions of 200 students each. This portion of GTRIC will be held on February 12, 2013. Submit abstracts here.
In the innovation competition, participants are also vetted through an abstract submission process. Accepted students attend workshops to practice defending their unique ideas and ultimately give a presentation in front of a select panel of faculty and staff. These students are judged not only for the creativity and merit of their content but also for the overall marketability of their research or idea. In the past, the first place winner has received the Edison Prize, a $15,000 grant to forward the commercialization of their idea into a product. Innovation competition participants will be required to attend workshops on both 12/10/2012 and 1/14/2013. Semifinalis presentations will be held the evening of February 4, 2013 and finalist presentations will be held the evening of February 11, 2013. Submit abstracts here.
Ivan Allen College Competition
This paper presentation based competition is new to GTRIC. Interested students should submit abstracts for vetting. Upon acceptance, students will be required to submit a paper (maximum 10 pages double spaced, 12 point font) which will be read and scored by judges. Participants will then give a 15 minute presentation based on their paper on February 12, 2013. Prizes include three $1,500 travel grants. Submit abstracts here.
The Graduate Student Government is working very hard to make this year's event a success. As such, we welcome participation from graduate students interested in contributing to GTRIC. Whether you’d like to help plan the event, design the website, seek out corporate sponsorship, or hang flyers we could use your help. Please email us at at GTRIC2013@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved. We look forward to your participation and to seeing everyone at GTRIC 2013!
- WE WILL NOT ACCEPT STUDENT SUBMISSIONS TO ALL THREE COMPETITIONS! If you would like to apply to both the Poster Competition and Innovation Competition, please submit your abstract to the Innovation Competition. If you fail to make the finals in the Innovation Competition, we will accept your abstract into the Poster Competition. You may not, however, compete in the Poster Competition if you are also a finalist in the Innovation Competition.
- Primary author must be a GT graduate student in good standing at the time of application and conference presentation.
- Only one poster per author. Authors submitting more than one poster will be disqualified.
- Poster exhibits must be the original work of the author(s) submitting the application.
- Winners of the Innovation Competition will need to meet all Flashpoint requirements in order to redeem this award.
- To showcase the richness of the research conducted by graduate students at Georgia Tech across all disciplines and topics in the form of poster presentations.
- To provide a collegiate environment where undergraduate and graduate students can exchange research ideas and foster opportunities to learn from one another.
- To stimulate innovation at the graduate student level, by providing an opportunity to pitch ideas and obtain sponsorship for a startup company.
- 16 October 2012: Abstract Submission Deadline
- 4 February 2013: Innovation Competition Semi-finals
- 11 February 2013: Innovation Competition Finals
- 12 February 2013: Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference
Instructions for Authors
Please find below a list of general instructions.
- Abstract submissions should not exceed 250 words. For a sample abstract click here.
- For guidelines on poster submissions click here.
- For guidelines on innovation submissions click here.
- For guidelines on Ivan Allen College submissions click here.
- For a sample GTRIC 2012 poster session rubric click here. Note, this rubric is subject to change for GTRIC 2013.
This even is being graciously sponsored by:
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Georgia Tech Research Institute
- Auxiliary Services
- Institute for Paper Chemistry
- Student Government Association