Shanklin & GSS Awards

The Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence

The Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence was established by Graduate Student Senate and endowed by the late Charles E. Shanklin as a meritorious award to recognize excellence in original research by graduate students at Bowling Green State University.  Research papers are submitted according to the guidelines to be judged first within one of three categories of competition (Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Science and Mathematics) and two finalists in each category are selected. The submission deadline is 11:59pm February 21, 2017. The students selected as finalists will be informed in early March and then, as part of the Shanklin Awards & Colloquium Day on April 11, 2017, these 6 finalists will present their papers to all nine judges to determine the winner in each category. Winners will be announced at the GSS awards ceremony.

The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium

This year Graduate Student Senate will sponsor a graduate colloquium named in memory of Charles E. Shanklin on April 11, 2017. The colloquium is a graduate student research conference. The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium will highlight the significant research and efforts of graduate students here at BGSU.

There are three submission categories:
  1. Conference Paper: Non-Juried conference paper presentations.
  2. Poster Session: Juried poster exhibition in the BTSU Grand Ballroom held throughout the day
  3. Creative Presentation: Individual or Group Creative Presentation or Performance 

Paper and poster presentations will be judged and  will be awarded $300.00 for first place, $150.00 for second place, and $75.00 for third for paper presentations and the same amounts for the poster presentations.

Applicants for the Shanklin Award may also apply to participate in the event as well, but Colloquium participation does not require submission for the Shanklin award.  One may participate in either or both activities.

If you wish to participate in the Shanklin Colloquium, but not submit for the Shanklin award, your submission must be received online through the Graduate Student Senate OrgSync web page by 11:59pm on March 4, 2017. The Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium registration form will be posted on the GSS Orgsync web page soon. In the body of the submission form it will ask for you to include your name, cell phone number, department/program, your campus address, and the degree type of degree you are seeking: Masters, PhD, or graduate certificate. Next, state the name of your presentation and whether it is paper, poster or creative presentation/performance. Then include an abstract of your presentation. This should be a brief, succinct, and clear synopsis of the work that states the problem, specific objectives, methods and procedures, results and conclusions of the research. If the proposal is for a creative presentation, please summarize the event.

By mid-March, Graduate Student Senate will notify selected students to present at the Shanklin Colloquium. Graduate Student Senate will endeavor to provide every graduate student with an opportunity to present their research; however, given significant limitation of available spaces and time throughout the day, we may not be able to accommodate every request. Presentations will take place from 12-7pm on April 11, 2017.

The Graduate Student Senate Awards

The Graduate Student Senate is pleased to recognize outstanding graduate students for their contribution to the Bowling Green State University community.

Deadline: 11:59pm March 4, 2017
Nominate/apply for all awards here: GSS Awards17

Past winners for all awards can be found here.