The Graduate Student Senate hosts an annual symposium which brings together graduate and professional students from across the university to share their research in an interactive poster session. The Graduate Research Symposium supports professional development through experience in presenting research to a broad audience, with preparation and coaching offered in our Symposium Preparation Workshop for help on how to prepare for a poster presentation. Awards are made in categories by discipline. The interdisciplinary work of the Graduate Research Symposium is presented through generous support from the Graduate Professional Council (GPC) and the Association of Graduate Engineering Students (AGES).


Application for GRS 2020 has been closed.

The application deadline was on Friday, February 28th 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Stay tuned for more information about GRS 2021! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Important Dates

January 28th 2020, 5:30-6:30PM (DUC 300) – Poster Design Workshop
February 18th 2020, 5:30-6:30PM (DUC 300) – Poster Presentation Workshop
February 28th 2020, 11:59PM – Deadline to Apply
March 20th 2020 – Graduate 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 at if you have any questions.

How can I print my poster?

WashU students can print their poster on-campus at the School of EngineeringFedEx in Malinckrodt Center or off-campus at Hi/Tec Copy Center. Please bring your poster to the Symposium, as printing will not be available onsite day-of.