Annual Research Symposium and Exposition

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About

Virginia Tech’s 35th Annual Graduate Student Association Research Symposium (GSARS), Discovering Perspectives, will take place on March 27, 2019 in the Graduate Life Center. As part of this event, we provide cash awards for the top participants in each of the major competitions: oral presentations, five-minute flash talks, poster presentations, and installations. In addition, we bring in a nationally recognized keynote speaker, and host an awards banquet and awards presentation.

The GSA Research Symposium and Exposition is a unique opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to bring together ideas and research findings from different disciplines and showcase their scholarly pursuits and achievements.

The GSA Research Symposium and Exposition provides a platform for an animated exchange of ideas and invigorating interactions, and also provides for valuable networking between participants, faculties, departments, and research entities as well as corporate bodies, which could pave the way for interdisciplinary research discussion and future collaboration.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – SUBMIT HERE

We are excited to announce that the 35th annual Graduate Student Association Research Symposium (GSARS), Discovering Perspectives, will be held in the Graduate Life Center (GLC) at Virginia Tech on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019!

As part of this event, we provide cash awards for the top participants in each of the major competitions: oral presentations, five-minute flash talks, poster presentations, and installations. In addition, we bring in a nationally recognized keynote speaker, host an awards banquet and awards presentation. All the abstracts submitted to the 35th Annual GSA Research Symposium are blind reviewed by two or more peer reviewers in order to ensure the high quality of the presentations in communicating with a broad audience. To volunteer as a reviewer, please contact the GSARS Co-chairs via email.

We are offering two deadlines to submit abstracts for the 35th GSA Research Symposium! The first is February 1st, 2019 — by hitting this deadline, you’ll have the best chance of acceptance, since we will be filling categories on a first come/first serve basis. If at first you don’t succeed, you can revise your submission and resubmit by the second deadline! The second deadline is February 22, 2019, and there will be no extensions, nor will there be guarantees that abstracts submitted on this late date will be accepted.

We look forward to receiving submissions from graduate and advanced undergraduate students from various disciplines.  The abstract submission guidelines can be found at the “Abstract Submission Guidelines”.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email.

GSA Research Symposium Co-chairs
Kisha Greer, kiwi@vt.edu, & Sharon Flynn Stidham, sharon62@vt.edu