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The Graduate Exhibition

Art from the graduate exhibitionThe Graduate Exhibition celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of graduate education at Penn State. Established in 1986, the Graduate Exhibition places special emphasis on communicating research and creative endeavor to a general audience and offers an unusual opportunity for professional development by challenging graduate students to present their work in clear, comprehensible terms to people outside their fields.

The Graduate Exhibition is also an opportunity for graduate students to see themselves as part of the larger University community, to share their creativity, and to appreciate the breadth of quality research being done at Penn State. Each year, graduate students throughout the University are invited to participate.

"As a graduate student late in my studies, I had heard of the Graduate Exhibition for years, and FINALLY decided to participate. Now that I have, I wish that I had done so earlier, not necessarily to present a poster, but to see the work of others and to interact with other Penn State graduate students from different campuses. Importantly, the judges and others who stopped by my poster were extremely nice, and expressed sincere interest in my research. It was a pleasure sharing my work with them... My success at the graduate exhibition helps to validate my research efforts to a community wider than my immediate research group, and that feels really good."

Ching-Hua Chen-Ritzo
Doctoral Student
Smeal College of Business
1st Place Winner, 2005 Graduate Exhibition

The Graduate Exhibition includes music and theatrical performances, a visual arts display, and poster exhibits of students' research. All events are free and open to the public.

2014 Graduate Exhibition Results

Annual Exhibition Information

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