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JOIN TODAY! The Graduate Education Development Council

The Graduate School is seeking new Graduate Education Development Council members. The Graduate Education Development Council is a group of distinguished alumni, corporate representatives, parents, friends and supporters who recognize the importance of graduate education. Members serve three-year terms, act as advocates on behalf of graduate education and promote all Auburn University graduate programs and students by securing new resources. The council meets in various locations across campus twice a year. During these meetings, council members have the opportunity to: closely interact with the Dean, Associate Dean and staff members of the Graduate School; learn about diverse areas of study within graduate education; discuss the progress, needs and goals of graduate education; and create a plan of action for enhancing the advancement efforts of the Auburn University Graduate School. Because council members assist in and promote the philanthropic advancement of graduate education, they are asked to set an example of giving by an annual leadership gift to the Graduate School. This leadership gift allows the Graduate School to provide the resources necessary to foster a positive learning environment for its graduate students, and contributes to the success of its students, faculty and programmatic priorities. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know who has an interest in advancing graduate education at Auburn University and helping graduate students achieve their dreams, please contact Melanie Roehm at or call 334-844-8719.

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Attend our Bi-Yearly Research Symposia

This is Research Symposia brings researchers and creative scholars together in celebration of their discoveries and innovations. Whether the research is based in arts, sciences, and professional programs, or in developing solutions to meet the needs of society, research is a central component of Auburn University’s mission. Each year we hold two symposia – one focused on student research and the other on faculty research.

Attend or Judge the Three Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.