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Graduate students to present research at 13th annual symposium

  • Graduate Research Symposium
    Graduate Research Symposium
    Students, faculty, staff and community members explore the posters at a previous Graduate Research Symposium.

The 13th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, a two-day, broadly themed academic conference designed to bring together graduate students in differing areas of study in the Arts & Sciences, will be held at the Sadler Center on the campus of William & Mary March 21-22.

Graduate students from William & Mary and visiting institutions, such as American University, College of Charleston, George Mason, Hofstra University, James Madison University, Marymount University, Old Dominion University, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech will give presentations on their current research in fields ranging from American studies to physics.

The symposium is hosted by William & Mary's Graduate Student Association of Arts & Sciences and the Arts & Sciences Office of Graduate Studies and Research.  It is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public. 

 Symposium highlights will include:  

  • 170 total graduate student lectures and poster presentations during the two days
  • 43 presenters from  17 visiting institutions (in addition to those listed above): Christopher Newport University, Drew University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina Central University, Radford University, Towson University, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • Up to $5,900 given in Awards for Excellence in Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences and in the Natural and Computational Sciences plus up to $1,000 given in Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring in the Humanities and Social Sciences and in the Natural and Computational Sciences
  • W&M graduate student presentations from each of the 11 Arts & Sciences graduate departments/programs