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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—all while having a drink and some food? Then join us for GradTerp Exchange!

Modeled on events such “nerd nites,” TED talks, or ignite talks, the 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.  

Each event will feature 3-4 speakers and plenty of time for conversation, food, and drink.

Interested in offering a talk?  All current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to  fill out the presenter form.  Please contact Linda Macri ( with any questions.  For Fall 2019, 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 September 11, October 7, and November 5; to register, click here.

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.  Please see the registration link for specific dates below. Registration fills up quickly!

All GradTerp Exchanges will take place in the upstairs gallery at MilkBoy Arthouse  in College Park, MD, from 5-7pm (doors open at 5, talks begin at 5:30pm). Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  Attendees are encouraged to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the cash bar. 


Fall 2019 Dates

This semester, each GradTerp Exchange will have a broad theme, providing a way for speakers and audience members to explore interdisciplinary connections.

October 8:  THE BODY  


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



This event is in partnership with The Clarice and Milkboy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering, and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.


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Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742