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About the Shared Knowledge Conference

The Shared Knowledge Conference is a yearly celebration of UNM graduate students and their outstanding research and scholarship. The conference provides a venue for students to engage with the UNM and larger New Mexican communities, to cross the borders that too-often divide academia from the larger world and in so doing spark conversations and work together for a world of equity, innovation, discovery, and growth.

The most recent conference, held on November 8, 2017 at Hodgin Hall, featured graduate student work through two powerful showcases:

1. LoboBITES, a “three-minute thesis”-type competition. Graduate students explain their thesis or dissertation without jargon to a non-academic audience in three minutes or less. Prizes include up to $1000 in scholarships and a chance to represent UNM at a regional "three-minute thesis"-type competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here to view abstracts for the LoboBITES presented at the Fall 2017 conference, and here to see the winners of the competition!

2. Poster Sessions, during which graduate students from varied disciplines across campus present their research in poster format and engage directly with conference attendees. Click here to view abstracts for the posters presented at the Fall 2017 conference.

The event was free to attend and open to the UNM community and beyond, and was sponsored by Graduate Studies, the Vice President for Research, and UNM Alumni Affairs. Stay tuned for details about next year's conference!