Graduate Research Symposium

In response to COVID-19, all W&M events and gatherings in university facilities as well as university-sponsored events on and off campus have been suspended through the end of the semester. Therefore, the 19th Annual Graduate Research Symposium has been cancelled.

However, we have built an online platform where presenters can share their intended research. Explore Virtual GRS 2020 to see the presenters' great work!

View the Schedule for the 2020 GRS.

About the Graduate Research Symposium

The annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is a distinctive educational and networking event that encourages exchange between disciplines and brings together students from William & Mary and other universities from around the region.

The GRS is one of only a few graduate-focused conferences that is broadly themed and therefore designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. It is an exciting opportunity to share experiences common to students in all graduate school communities. The 2019 GRS featured more than 140 poster and panel presentations by graduate students representing all eleven W&M Graduate Arts & Sciences programs plus fourteen regional institutions.  

The Graduate Research Symposium grew out of, and along with, the American Cultures Conference, an annual event launched in 2002 by William & Mary's American Studies Program.  Nurtured by Dr. Hans von Baeyer, Emeritus Chancellor Professor of Physics and former Director of the Graduate Center, the GRS is now overseen by a dedicated group of William & Mary graduate student volunteers and supported by the Dean and staff in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.  

To get a sense of the event, check out our past symposia programs.

Learn more about the upcoming GRS in March 2020 and about guidelines for submitting an abstract to present.

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