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Graduate Student Workshop
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8th Annual Graduate Student Workshop

Submissions have closed. Join Us June 6, 2018 in Oklahoma City!

EDRA49 Oklahoma City

The Graduate Student Workshop is an initiative of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) designed to provide a forum for graduate students to present and discuss their ongoing research with senior mentors in environment-behavior design research. The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and further thesis/dissertation work, as well to support the development of networks for young researchers, both with senior researchers and with other graduate students.

All students engaged in environment-behavior research and/or design at a graduate level are invited to apply to participate.

The 8th annual graduate student workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, concurrent with the EDRA49 Pre-Conference Intensives. During the day-long workshop each student selected will present their work during a 45-minute time slot which includes 10 minutes presentation of their thesis/dissertation work to date followed by 30-35 minutes of feedback and discussion with mentors.

EDRA49 graduate student workshop attendees
Students and mentors at the EDRA48 Graduate Student Workshop

These extended workshop session are intended to provide focused feedback on the specific work of the presenter as well as general direction related to furthering and improving graduate-level work.

Students accepted to present and/or attend the Graduate Student Workshop are expected to commit to the full day of the workshop which would then preclude them from attending other Intensives sessions.

All students accepted to participate in the workshop as either presenters or observers are also expected to be registered for the full conference, or else to have a one-day registration for the day of the Intensives.

The number of student presenters is limited to 18 students. However, up to 30 spaces will be available for other students as observers to attend and participate in all workshop sessions, including all plenary and student presentation sessions.

Tentative Schedule

8:00 - 8:30am
Technology set up for presenters

8:30 - 8:45am
Workshop and Mentor Introductions

8:45 - 9:30am
Student Presentation Session 1

9:30 - 10:15am
Student Presentation Session 2

10:15 - 10:30am

10:30 - 11:15am
Student Presentation Session 3

11:15am - 12:00pm
Student Presentation Session 4 / Plenary Session 1

12:00 - 1:30pm
Group Lunch*

1:30 - 2:15pm
Student Presentation Session 5

2:15 - 3:00pm
Student Presentation Session 6

3:00 - 3:15pm

3:15 - 4:00pm
Student Presentation Session 7

4:00 - 5:00pm
Student Presentation Session 8 / Plenary Session 2

*Lunch will be provided (sponsored)

Application Procedure

Students interested in presenting their research during the workshop are requested to submit a short application form by February 12, 2018. Notices of acceptance will be issued by March 12, 2018. Those students wishing to register to attend as an observer can do so during the regular conference registration process.

Signed applications must be submitted to the EDRA Student Representative at or by fax (608-251-5941) by the February 12 deadline.

Learn about other opportunities for students at EDRA49

Important Dates

  • Monday, February 12: Applications due for Graduate Student Workshop (for those wishing to present)
  • Monday, March 12: Notices of Graduate Student Workshop Acceptance sent out for presenters
  • Monday, March 26: Deadline for students to send a Confirmation of Participation notice and register to attend the EDRA49 Oklahoma City. Note: additional spots may open up at this point. Unregistered students will be dropped, and spots will be offered to the waitlisted students.
  • Monday, March 26: EDRA Graduate Student Workshop Conference Registration deadline
  • Monday, April 30: Expanded (5 page) Research Summary due from accepted presenters
  • Wednesday, June 6: Day of Workshop

Any questions regarding the workshop or the application procedure should be directed to Karen Kim, EDRA Student Representative to the Board at We hope to see you in Oklahoma City on June 6!


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