GCIC Academic Symposium - Request for Proposals

GCIC Academic Symposium - Request for Proposals

Starts: October 8, 2021
Ends: February 25, 2022
- 11:59 p.m.
GCIC Academic Symposium

United States

Contact Information
Dalel Serda

This is a Request for Proposals for students and faculty interested in knowing more about College of the Mainland’s Eight GCIC Academic Symposium. It’s open to all area undergraduate and community college students and is free of charge.

Please visit the GCIC Academic Symposium website to get your questions answered.

This year’s theme is “Reimagining Adaptation.” The recent many COVID-related months have organically forced this theme on each of us. The symposium is an opportunity to systematically reflect, analyze, and formulate conclusions that in some way relate to the idea of reimagining adaptation. Furthermore, the theme is meant to be broad to allow for radically diverse interpretations. We invite all students to submit an abstract/summary describing the scope of their projects. This is the initial step to becoming a student presenter at our symposium.  

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at 11:59pm through the GCIC Academic Symposium abstract submission portal on the College of the Mainland GCIC Academic Symposium website:  https://www.com.edu/symposium/

Alternatively, you may also submit your abstract via email to dserda@com.edu; please be sure to include your full name, institutional affiliation, and contact information including a phone number.

The 8th GCIC Academic Symposium is scheduled for Friday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the new STEAM building on the main College of the Mainland campus.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Patricia Aguilar, Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology UTMB and Associate Director of the Center for Tropical Diseases at UTMB.  

Students: Begin fitting this exciting event into your academic plan for the year! Consider each of your classes and the work you do in each as presentation opportunities. This is a great addition to your resume!

Faculty: We hope this email will prompt you to consider how some of the work you ask students to do in class might fit into our symposium.

Students and faculty: The formal student presentations are juried with the top six presenters going home with mini scholarships ranging from $50 to $200.