The Graduate School would like to invite all schools and programs to participate in Pacific’s Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW), beginning the week of April 5, 2021. The week will include activities, workshops, and a research showcase, aimed at celebrating the contributions of our graduate and professional students to the mission of the university, raising awareness of their efforts in teaching, research, and service to our three campuses.



The Graduate and Professional Student Research Showcase features two events, the Research Poster Competition, and 3 Minute Research.  Find out more about the showcase on this page or click the individual competition links below.

Original research. Two competitions. Your chance to shine.
Graduate and Professional Student Research and Awards Showcase

The Graduate School will host its Graduate and Professional Student Research Showcase virtually on Friday, April 9.  The Research Poster Competition (RPC) will allow students within multiple disciplines to present their research in a poster format, while being judged by a panel of faculty judges on both the quality of their poster and their explanation.  For the Three Minute Research (3MR) competition, students will describe their research in three minutes or less, using only one static slide.  All submissions will be in video format.  Please see the individual competition pages for more details.

These competitions are open to all active, enrolled Pacific graduate and professional students in good academic standing.  Participants may compete in either event, but not both.  Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in info sessions and workshops leading up to the event.

Event Information

Friday, April 9
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Research Poster Competition
$300 - First-place
$200 - Runner-up
$100 -  People's Choice

Three Minute Research
$300 - First-place
$200 - Runner-up
$100 -  People's Choice


March 26 - Research Poster Competition

April 2 - 3 Minute Research