The Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Student Senate and Graduate Professional Council is pleased to solicit submissions for the 27th annual Graduate Research Symposium. The Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is a poster symposium run for and by WUSTL graduate students as a way to provide all graduate and professional students an on-campus opportunity to share their work and research.

The GRS will return to an in-person format on April 7th, 2022. We encourage presentations in any format that best shows your work. Some examples of creative, innovative, and conventional formats (1 and 2 here). There are no restrictions or limitations to poster content; for example: primary research, literature review, case studies, highlights of new methods, and others are all acceptable. However, poster content should be appropriate for the student’s discipline and interests. Students are asked to submit poster presentations (.pdf or .png).

Congratulations to last year’s winners:

In the Humanities category:

  • 1st place – Marleigh Anderson
  • 2nd place – Shih-Yin Cheng
  • 3rd place – William O’Brochta

In the STEM category:

  • 1st place – Rosie Dutt
  • 2nd place – Xuan Liu
  • 3rd place – Jennifer Sun

Upcoming information sessions.

During February (dates TBA) we will host a set of speakers that will talk on the importance of public communication for research and on constructing a quality presentation. These talks are planned to be held in a hybrid fashion. Be on the look out for updates for these in WUGO and the newsletter.


Abstract Submissions for GRS 2022 will open in February 2022.

Here is last year’s program for the symposium with links to posters and videos as a example of previous content.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at gss[@] or wzober[@]

Important Dates

Feburary 1 2022– Submissions open
(TBD) Feburary 2022– A series of info sessions on poster presentation and research advocacy
Last week of March 2022 – Abstract submissions close
Thursday, April 7th, 3-6pm – Research Symposium



How will my poster be evaluated?

Your poster will be evaluated on three main areas with the following weights: Poster clarity and aesthetics (25%), content (25%), and oral presentation (50%).

How can I contact you with questions?

Please feel free to send us an email if you have any questions.