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 on February 3, 2018. The students selected as finalists will be informed in mid-March and then, as part of the Shanklin Awards & Colloquium Day on April 10, 2018, 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 Thursday April 18, 2019. 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 two 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

Paper and poster presentations will each be judged. The top three individuals in each category will be awarded $300.00 for first place, $150.00 for second place, and $75.00 for third place.

Applicants for the Shanklin Award may apply to participate in the event as well, but Colloquium participation does not require submission for the Shanklin award.  If an individual is selected as a Shanklin Award finalist, they may not participate in the colloquium.

Submissions for the Shanklin Colloquium and Award are due no later than Saturday, February 3rd by 11:59 pm.  All submissions must be received online through the Graduate Student Senate OrgSync web page. Poster submissions will require the same process, but will be due  Saturday, March 3rd by 11:59 pm. 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 or poster. 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.  

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 12-6pm on April 10, 2018.

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: 5:00 pm March 2, 2018
Nominate/apply for all awards here: GSS Awards 2018

Past winners for all awards can be found here.