The Graduate Student Colloquium is composed of platform and poster presentations of original research conducted by students in our graduate programs. It is sponsored by the graduate faculty and graduate students for the purpose of promoting scholarly interchange between graduate students and the academic community. It also serves to recognize the pursuit of research excellence by USU graduate students.
The Colloquium Lecture is delivered each year by an invited distinguished scientist. In 1990, it was named the John W. Bullard Colloquium Lecture in honor of Dr. Bullard who served as Assistant Dean for Graduate Education from November 1976 to November 1990. It was under his leadership that the Graduate Research Colloquium was initially established. Past Bullard Lecturers have been Drs. Francis Collins, Eric Shooter, Zack Hall, June Osborne, Barry Bloom, Steven Hyman, Roger Perlmutter, Mark Jenkins, James Darnell, Jr., and Nobel Laureate Peter Agre.
- Premeeting workshops. These concurrent events include an exploration of career development for graduate students in the health sciences. Past workshops were: The Internet as a Teaching Tool, Emerging Issues in Technology Transfer and Patent Law, Safety Committees that Affect Research, and Career Development for Graduate Students.
- Graduate Student Oral Presentations. Graduate students are selected to present an oral presentation on their research efforts. Students submit abstracts for the Colloquium and selections are made by graduate faculty.
- Bullard Lecture. The Bullard Lecture is held after the graduate students oral presentations. Each year, a distinguished scientist is selected by the Graduate Education Committee and invited to speak to graduate students, faculty and staff.