Fall Semester is Coming!

Please join us for our back-to-school events. Bring your friends and come meet with other grad students here at CSU! Check out our calendar of events for other ways to get involved this semester.

August 23, 2019 at 5PM at City Park: Picnic!

August 27, 2019 at 6PM in the LRC Senate Chambers: First GSC Meeting of the new semester!

Krazy Karl’s: Pizza Party! Postponed until early September!


Travel Award Deadline Extended!

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the fourth quarter call for travel awards. Awards are open to all graduate students who will be presenting their work at a conference, and provide partial funding for conference travel related expenses. This quarter, a maximum of ten (10) awards of $250 each will be provided. Recipients of each award will be determined by evaluating the type of presentation, the type of conference, and service the student provides to the University.

The fourth quarter is for conferences taking place from June 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. The application deadline has been extended from June 8 to June 15 at 5:00 PM MST. Students receiving the award will be notified within 7-10 days and funds will be transferred as quickly as possible to the home department or college of the student.

All students who accept the award must provide an account number within one week of their acceptance notification or the award will not be given. Students must save receipts and provide necessary documentation to their home department after travel has completed for the funds to be provided. It is up to each student to work with their home department to receive the funds once they have been transferred.

Recipients of travel grant awards may be contacted by a representative from the Office of University Advancement, to gather information on the impact of the travel grant on the recipient’s professional development. This information may be shared with donors for the purpose of donor stewardship.

You will find the application on the GSC website along with a frequently asked questions: http://gsc.colostate.edu/travel-award/

Funds will be awarded based on three equally weighted metrics: 1) the reason for even attendance (podium presentations versus attending for professional development, for example), 2) conference location (international versus local, for example), and 3) the student’s service to the community (committee member, volunteer, etc.). Note that paid positions such as Teaching Assistantships cannot be considered service.

Please fill out the application in PDF format and direct all submissions and questions to gsctravelaward@gmail.com. Good luck!

Call for CSU Speaks Abstracts

We want YOU to promote your AWESOME research by presenting at CSU Speaks! Please submit a jargon-free abstract (300 words) describing the 10-minute talk that you would like to give to a broad audience at New Belgium.

Science in Action is inviting researchers from all around CSU to present at an interdisciplinary conference at New Belgium Brewery. CSU Speaks encourages graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors across the university to present their work to the public in an easily accessible, 10-minute talk. This event will serve three important purposes: 1) encouraging scientists to communicate their work in a clear, jargon-free manner to members of their community, 2) showcasing CSU research, thereby gaining community support for science and research funding and 3) developing connections between scientific organizations and the local community.

            This is an opportunity to share your research with the Fort Collins community, help involve people in the work we do, and make some new friends in the process! We welcome abstracts of both empirical and philosophical natures to showcase the diverse body of research that is happening at CSU. Investigators at all stages are encouraged to submit an abstract.

            Your abstract will be peer reviewed. Abstracts will be accepted based on content, available space, and diversity of subject matter. Abstracts should be a representation of how you intend to communicate your work to the Fort Collins community! Abstracts that are not accepted will be returned with a score and comments, which can then be considered for a second-round submission. Oral presentations will take place April 27th, 2019 starting at 12:00 PM located at New Belgium Brewery.

Please submit your abstracts to the Google Drive folder here. The rubric that we used to grade the first-round abstract submission can also be found in the above Drive folder.

Guidelines for abstract submissions:

  • The abstract must be fewer than 300 words and be jargon free (language that is accessible to the general public attending the event)
  • The abstract should be single-spaced, 12pt font
  • The title must be fewer than 80 characters
  • Please include your email and position within the university
  • Open to CSU’s faculty, post-docs, and graduate students

Second round of abstract submission due April 1st

Volunteer of the Month Applications now Available!

Do you (or someone you know) like to spend your time volunteering?

Applications are now available for Colorado State University’s Graduate Volunteer of the Mont! If your application is selected, you will be featured on the Graduate Student Council’s website and newsletter (plus it looks great on a CV).

Graduate students enrolled at CSU that are currently engaged in outreach or volunteering of any kind are welcome to apply. The selected winner will receive a special gift. For more information, please visit: http://gsc.colostate.edu/volunteer-of-the-month/ or for specific questions, please email GSCCSU@gmail.com.

Deadline for Spring 2019 Recognition is April 15!