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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 three speakers and plenty of time for conversation, food, and drink.

Graduate students and postdocs are welcome to participate as attendees or presenters. Please read this entire webpage for information on the Grad Terp Exchanges! 

All GradTerp Exchanges will take place at MilkBoy Arthouse  in College Park, MD.  Each are 4:30-6:30pm with doors opening at 4pm. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  Below are Fall 2018 dates.

FALL 2018 Dates and Registration links:

September 12, 2018:  Register here.

Speakers: Nooruddin Shah, doctoral candidate, International Education Policy
Deanna Barath, doctoral candidate, Health Services Administration
Christine Hands, MFA candidate, Dance
Kelsey Gray, doctoral candidate, Bioengineering

October 4, 2018: Register here

November 14, 2018: Registration opening soon.

We ask that attendees register using the link above.  If you are interested in presenting at an upcoming GradTerp Exchange, contact Linda Macri at or fill out the participation form.



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