Graduate Research Symposium

25th Annual Graduate Student Association Research Symposium
Date: April 26, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Reception starts at 3:00 p.m.)
Location: Busch Student Center Wool Ballroom

About the Symposium

The annual GSA Research Symposium is held each year during the spring semester and is an interdisciplinary forum open to all SLU graduate students. This year's symposium will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, in the BSC Multipurpose Rooms 170-173 (the Wool Ballroom). Every department with graduate degree programs is encouraged to participate. Judges are selected from SLU faculty to represent the variety of disciplines. Monetary awards are given to the first, second, and third place papers and posters in each category.

Call for Faculty Judges

Faculty judges are needed from as many graduate departments as are able to send volunteers. At least one, but ideally two or more, faculty members are required from each department in order for the Symposium to run properly.  Faculty need to volunteer by Friday, April 5, 2019.  Faculty may sign up here.  (If the link is broken, copy and paste into your browser.)

Call for Abstracts

Students may present either a paper or a poster. Each year's paper and poster presentations are divided into categories based on the distribution of the participants. The deadline for abstract submissions was Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

You may submit your abstract here; if the link is not working, copy and paste into your browser to access the submission form.  If you are having trouble accessing the form, log into MySLU first, click on Tools, click on Google Drive, then come back to this page and click on our link.

You must submit your abstract electronically. There is no submission fee for abstracts and/or completed papers. Paper and poster abstracts must be submitted within the guidelines below for consideration and inclusion in the Research Symposium program. Please limit abstracts to no more than 200 words.


Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent along with detailed guidelines for poster or paper presentations. A printed program of abstracts will be provided at the symposium.

Guidelines for Submission of Paper and Poster Abstracts
Presenters must be graduate students at Saint Louis University. (Faculty members should not be first author or be the main contact.) 
2. Students may be first author/presenter on only 1 submission. 
3. Abstracts must be titled (in the same way as poster/paper presentation).
4. Abstracts must be no more than 200 words. See for assistance on developing a succinct abstract.

Inquiries or comments may be directed to:

Nick Reed, Dulce Vega, and Alex Taylor, Symposium Co-Chairs
Graduate Student Association
Saint Louis University
Phone (314) 977-2234