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We are excited to announce that the 32nd annual Graduate Research Symposium and Expo will be held in the Graduate Life Center (GLC) at Virginia Tech on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016!

The GSA Research Symposium and Exposition provides a platform for exhilarating exchanges of ideas, invigorating interactions and 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.

Along with the theme of “Beyond Boundaries, Across Disciplines”, we look forward to receiving submissions from graduate and advanced undergraduate students from various disciplines. The top presentations will be awarded cash prizes!

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 32nd GSA Research Symposium has been extended to February 1st, 2016!

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 with us via gsa.symposium16@gmail.com

GSA Research Symposium Co-chairs

Anthony Carno & Yesim Keskin

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We are currently accepting abstracts in following categories:

– Poster Presentation

– Oral Presentation

– Roundtable Discussion

– Panel Discussion

– Creative Installation

Submissions from graduate and advanced undergraduate students are welcome!

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 32nd GSA Research Symposium has been extended to February 1st, 2016!

Accepted submissions will be notified by March 1st, 2016.

For questions and/or concerns, please contact us via gsa.symposium16@gmail.com

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Abstract Submission Instructions

– All abstracts should be submitted online via https://form.jotform.com/acarno/gsa-2016-rs 

– Abstract submissions are limited to 300 words.

– All abstracts should be written with 1 inch margins all round, 12-pt font in Times New Roman, double space format.

– All abstracts should be submitted as .pdf files, with the following title format: PresentationType_AuthorLastName.pdf

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Helpful Information

– The Research Symposium will be held in the Graduate Life Center (GLC). All registration will occur in the Multi-Purpose Room.

– Please remember that you MUST communicate your research to a broader audience than your discipline and related fields. Your judges may or may not be familiar with your area and must be able to understand your research clearly.

– Dress code for the Symposium is business casual.

– Breakfast and lite lunch will be provided for all participants, and coffee will be available throughout the day.

– A banquet will follow the Symposium.  More details will be made available at a later date.

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More information about abstract submission categories:

Poster Presentations

– During the poster sessions, the presenters will have a chance to discuss their work with the judges and interested colleagues.

– The maximum poster dimensions are 36” (height) by 48”(width) (appx. 80 cm x 120 cm).

– Poster boards and pushpins will be provided.

– The judges will evaluate the posters during the poster session.

Oral Presentations

– During the oral presentation sessions, authors will have a chance to discuss their research with the judges and interested colleagues.

– The presenters will have 10-15 minutes to discuss their research and 3-5 minutes take questions.

– Each oral presentation room will have a judge to facilitate the session.

– The presenters are expected to bring their presentations on a flash drive, as well as in their e-mails.

Roundtable Discussions

– During the conversation sessions, the authors will have a chance to discuss a research project that is currently in progress with colleagues and judges.

– The presenters will have 5-8 minutes to introduce their topic and 10-15 minutes to discuss the topic with the judges and their colleagues.

– Each roundtable discussion will have a judge who facilitates the discussion and provides feedback.

– The presenters are expected to prepare a list of questions and/or areas they would like to discuss upon.

Panel Discussions

– During the panel discussions, two or more authors will have a chance to present their research simultaneously and discuss with their colleagues and the judges.

– The panelists will have 5 minutes each to introduce their topic and 10-15 minutes to discuss the topic with their colleagues and the judges.

– A judge will be available in order to facilitate discussion and provide feedback.

Creative Installations (e.g. artwork, musical performances, etc.)

– Creative installations will be handled on a case-by-case basis, depending on the type of installation.

– All creative installations must be no more than 20 minutes in length (setup time not included) and be able to fit within one of the meeting rooms in the GLC.

– The review committee may request additional information (for example, a recorded demo may be requested for a musical performance).