The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is excited to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our graduate students during our first annual GRADitude Week! Rice University graduate students are some of the most brilliant, talented and determined people on this planet. We're excited to give back to our student community. Check out the full schedule of events below! There is no cost to grad students to participate. Add all events to your calendar here.
April 22: Social Media Kickoff, #HaikuYourThesis & Giveaways!
Time: all day!
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get clues on where to be and what to tweet to win great prizes! Want a hint on how to win one of the first prizes? Check the GPS homepage carefully...very carefully...
Then, #HaikuYourThesis! See the great example from Dr. Gonzalez below. Get poetic with your research or course project, then tag us and use #HaikuYourThesis and we'll choose our favorites to pick out great prizes from GPS!
April 23: Musical Thesis
Time: all day!
You explain your research and course work a lot - to friends, family and even lab mates. The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies challenges you to get creative and set your research or course project to the rhyme or melody of your choosing! See this great example by Dr. Kim Gonzalez. Flex those songwriting muscles! Use the hashtags #MusicalThesis and #RiceGRADitude when you post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Winner announced Thursday at GRADitude Fest.
April 24: 3 Emoji Thesis Day & Cupcakes at GPS
Time: Cupcakes available after 10 in the GPS office!
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Can you explain your research or course project in 3 Emojis (and fewer than 240 characters?) Tweet/Gram/Post your best attempt and tag @RiceGradSchool and use the hashtags #3EmojiThesis and #RiceGRADitude. Then, stop by the GPS office for a cupcake as a reward!
April 25: GRADitude Fest & Cake Walk - Food & Fun at Grad Commons
Time: 4p-6p, Grad Commons!
Our Cake Walk honors grad students and postdocs who have gotten a major award or fellowship! Join us at GRADitude Fest as we honor them and celebrate all of our graduate students! Free food for grad students thanks to Foreign Policy & The Waffle Bus! We'll announce the winner of Tuesday's Musical Thesis at the same time.
April 26: Coffee & Cards
9a - 11:30a, GPS Office
Wind down an eventful week with coffee and even more gratitude. The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will provide postcards - come by for a cup of joe and donuts on us and write a card to someone to express your gratitude! We'll send the cards for you via campus mail.