Frequently Asked Questions about the Shared Knowledge Conference
Q: How is the Graduate Studies-sponsored Shared Knowledge Conference different than the one offered by the Graduate Resource Center in previous years? Weren't undergraduate students able to present at the previous Shared Knowledge Conferences?
A: From 2012-2016, the Shared Knowledge Conference (SKC) was run by the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) as a week-long conference open to all students at UNM (both graduate and undergraduate). In 2017, the GRC decided to discontinue offering the conference due to budget cuts, at which point Graduate Studies optioned to continue offering a simplified, more compact version of the conference. The Honors College also chose to offer its own undergraduate conference, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC) with a similar format to the new Graduate Studies version of SKC.
Q: Where is the conference located?
A: The 2023 SKC will be presented in the SUB (3rd floor - Rooms TBA) on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
Q: If I've been nominated to present a poster can I also participate in LoboBITES?
Q: Can I invite friends, family, and colleagues to see my work at the conference?
A: Absolutely! The more the merrier.
Q: Does it cost money to attend or present at the conference?
A: Nope! The conference is completely free to participate in and attend.
Q: What benefit will students gain from participating in the conference?
A: Students can expect to benefit in a number of ways, including:
- Greater exposure for their research
- Feedback from academic and community professionals
- A valuable line on their CV
- The opportunity to win scholarships in the LoboBites competition
- Networking opportunities with fellow scholars and researchers, UNM officials, and professionals from Albuquerque and beyond