The Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Student Senate, Graduate Professional Council, and Liberman Center are pleased to solicit submissions for this year’s 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 2022 GRS will be hosted in Frick Forum from 3-5 PM on April 7th with an award ceremony in Emerson directly after. There are no restrictions or limitations to poster content: 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.

Presentations will be grouped by category or discipline and scored based on poster clarity, aesthetics, content, and presentation skills. The best posters in each category will receive prizes: $250 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, and $100 for 3rd.

Students are asked to register for the symposium with (1) a presentation title and (2) an abstract (150-300 words) by 11:59 PM CDT on April 1st. Students who register will then be expected to submit their poster in .pdf or .png format by April 4th for inclusion in the booklet.

Additionally, in the lead up to the abstract submission deadline, we will have two talks highlighting the key details of designing a poster presentation. These workshops were held on February 9th and February 25th. Please look to WUGO for more details about these events.

Congratulations to our newest winners:


1st Megan Ruiz
2nd Jacqueline Garnett
3rd Wei Meng

Brown School

1st Hannah Kinzer
2nd Olivia Weng
3rd Connie Flachs

Medical School

1st Bruin Pollard
2nd Sarah Cohen
3rd Raj Mahal


1st Leanne Iannucci
2nd Morgan Fogarty
3rd Kaushik Dutta

Photos from the symposium can be found here:

Congratulations to the 2021 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 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 will be held over zoom and occur on February 9th at 2 pm (RSVP here) and Feb 25th at 11 am (RSVP here).


Abstract Submissions for GRS 2022 are closed.

Here is the program for this year’s symposium with links to posters embedded inside.

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

Important Dates

Feburary 1 2022– Submissions open
February 9 2022 and February 25 2022– A series of info sessions on poster presentation
April 1st, 11:59 PM CDT – Abstract submissions close
Thursday, April 7th, 3-6pm – Research Symposium in Frick Forum



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.