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Research Café seeking graduate student presenters

Are you an engineer who loves learning about ways to combat climate change? Or are you a food biologist and curious about how artificial organs are developed in the lab? Or perhaps you’re a historian who wants to collaborate with an educational researcher. Or maybe you just want to learn about fascinating research happening on the Rutgers campuses! The possibilities for interdisciplinary inquiry are endless!

We invite graduate students across disciplinary areas to sign up to present their research or scholarship at the Research Café.

The Research Café supported by the School of Graduate Studies brings together the entire graduate student community of Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway to strengthen scholarly literacy and interdisciplinary research communication by providing a platform for emerging researchers to connect with each other, share their in-progress research or scholarship, and benefit from peer feedback in a friendly and low-stakes setting.

Research Café is a monthly, one-hour event to occur at rotating locations across the Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway campus (a Zoom option will be available, too). Each event will feature:

  1. Presentations (15 min. each) from two graduate students from across disciplinary areas ranging from engineering and biology to history and anthropology.
  2. A Q&A dialogue with peers and attendees.
  3. Conversation and connection over refreshments and snacks.

Graduate students are invited to sign up to share their work in this interdisciplinary community of practice. We encourage interested graduate students to apply by October 20, 2022.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments are provided, and no previous research experience is required.

Learn more about Research Café and get in touch with us at

We look forward to learning from and with you in the Research Café!

In community,

Sonal Gahlawat, Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Briana Bivens, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Graduate Studies

Ramazan Güngör, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, School of Graduate Studies