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Graduate Research Symposium

Research and Scholarship Conference (RASC)

March 20-21, 2024


Emily Deem (left) and Dakota Taylor (right) presenting their posters at the RASC Poster Celebration on March 23, 2022

The 32nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Exposition on March 20-21, 2024. This two day event will also showcase the 3rd Annual Faculty 3-Minute Research Competition and Faculty Scholarship Celebration.  All projects will be featured on our RASC website!


Presentation Formats & Instructions

  1. Develop your project and choose a faculty sponsor(s).
  2. Choose your presentation format - Poster Presentation or Oral Presentation. You are welcome to participate in both formats, but you can only submit one project per category.
  3. Review the instructions/expectations below and register by midnight on February 19th, 2024.

   4. Complete your project. For a poster presentation,  upload in the Graduate Research Symposium Team's Classroom  before midnight on March 12, 2024.


  1. Register!
  2. You will be assigned to a Team's Classroom once registration closes.
  3. On the Assignment tab in the Team's Classroom find the Poster assignment.
  4. Upload your poster in the Team's Classroom before midnight on March 12, 2024. Not sure how to upload in Teams? Read instructions for uploading in Teams.
  5. Print your poster if you plan on attending the Poster Competition - The recommended poster dimensions are 3 feet (36 inches) tall by 4 feet (48 inches) wide.
  6. Drop your poster off on the Ramsey Concourse Level before 4:00 pm on March 20, 2024 so we can display your poster.
  7. Be ready to find your poster (posters will be organized by college) and discuss your research with your peers and colleagues by 6:15 pm on March 20, 2024 on the Ramsey Concourse Level. We encourage you to tune into our Keynote Address that will happen before the Poster Celebration in the Ramsey Arena at 4:55 pm.


Expectations & Poster Celebration 

  1. Students must submit their posters in the Team's Classroom before midnight on March 12, 2024. The Team's Classroom will be available to you once you register. Late submissions will not be included in the Conference.
  2. Students are highly encourages to attend our in-person Poster Celebration on the Ramsey Concourse Level on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm. Posters must be printed and dropped off before 4 pm on the Ramsey Concourse Level on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.
  3. 5 additional points will be added to the final score for students appearing in person.


Poster Awards

  • Graduate posters will be judged by a faculty panel. First place, second place, and People's Choice  winners will be awarded with cash prizes after the Poster Celebration. 


  • 1st Place: $300 
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • People's Choice $125 - People's Choice will open and close during the Poster Celebration.

Conditions apply. More details about the cash prizes and how a poster will be judged will be provided to students once registration closes.


  2.  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 20th 9 am- 3 pm.
  3. After registration closes on February 19, the Graduate School will schedule oral presentations for the rooms in the UC (via email). 
  4. Prepare to present your project for 15 minutes, with a 5 minute Q&A session at the end. 
    • You can use a PowerPoint or a static slide, but your presentation should focus on your ability to effectively communicate your research, plans, and ideas with others. 
  5. Go to your scheduled UC room and present your research!


  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200


Schedule of Events: 

Monday, March 18, 2024

Projects are viewable on RASC site

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Time  Event Location
 9 am - 3 pm Oral Presentations  University Center
5 pm - 6 pm Keynote Address Ramsey Arena
6 pm - 7:30 pm  Poster Presentations & Awards Ramsey Concourse Level


Thursday, March 21, 2024

Time Event Location 
11 am - 12 pm Faculty 3MR University Center - Grand Room 302
12 pm - 1:30 pm  Faculty Celebration & Lunch  University Center - Grand Room 302


Explore the Archives 

March 23-24, 2022

The 2022 annual Research and Scholarship Conference (RASC) combined the 24th Undergraduate Research Conference and 30th Graduate Research Symposium together in a two day celebration. This hybrid event showcased both virtual and in-person research, scholarship, and creative activities from undergraduate and graduate students, and Faculty-Student teams. 

RASC 2022 Virtual PROJECTS



If you have any questions about the 2022 Graduate Research Symposium, please contact the Graduate School (

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