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GradTerp Exchange

GradTerp Exchange is a monthly event in which UMD graduate students and postdocs share their research to general audiences in an informal, conversational setting.

Where Fearless Ideas Drop the Mic

Looking for the chance to hear more about the research your amazing GradTerp colleagues across campus are doing? Then join us for GradTerp Exchange!

Modeled on events such “nerd nites,” TED talks, or ignite talks, GradTerp Exchange offers graduate students a unique and important opportunity to develop professional communication skills, share their scholarship, and engage in conversations with an interested and engaged audience in a more relaxed atmosphere.  

For AY 2020-2021, GradTerp Exchange is going virtual!  Settle in from the comfort of your own computer with your own libations and join us on zoom to hear our two featured speakers and participate in some conversation and camaraderie with other grad students. 

Interested in offering a talk?  We invite anyone across campus, faculty, staff, current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to nominate themselves or a colleague to give a GradTerp Exchange talk. Please complete this nomination form (  Please contact Linda Macri ( with any questions.  We are also offering a series of GradTerp Exchange Workshops for students interested in preparing a talk about their research for a broader audience, at GradTerp Exchange or another venue!  Workshops will be held February 4, 4-5pm, March 1, 11am-12pm, and March 24, 3-4pm; click on the date to register.   

Interested in attending GradTerp Exchange?  You don’t have to be a graduate student to attend, but we do ask that all attendees register in advance.  Click here to register to attend.  


Spring 2021 GradTerp Exchange!

January 21, 4-5:30pm

February 18, 6-7:30pm

March 11, 6-7:30pm

April 8, 6-7:30pm

May 13, 6-7:30pm

June 10, 6-7:30pm


Want to know more about what GradTerp Exchange is all about? Check out this video of Shilpa Reddy giving her talk in October 2018.




Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742