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Symposium to showcase graduate students' research

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    Idea exchange  Graduate students, faculty members and others explore the 2010 Graduate Research Symposium. This year's symposium will be held March 25-26.  Photo courtesy of Chasity Roberts
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The Tenth 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 the College of William & Mary on March 25-26, 2011.

Graduate students from William & Mary and visiting institutions, such as the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina and VCU, will give presentations on their current research in fields ranging from American Studies to Physics.

This 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.  For more information, please visit http://www.wm.edu/as/graduate/researchsymposium/index.php

Some of the symposium highlights include:  

  • 157 total graduate student lectures and poster presentations during the two days
  • 51 presenters from 16 visiting institutions, including American University, James Madison, UCLA, VCU, and West Virginia University
  • Up to $5,700 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 12 Arts & Sciences graduate departments/programs

For more information, visit http://web.wm.edu/grs.