Graduate Research Symposium

Research and Scholarship Celebration 
The Twenty-Fifth Annual Graduate Research Symposium 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Thursday, 30 March, 2017
Ramsey Center / University Center  - Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC

2017 Graduate Research Symposium Program

Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Ramsey Center Arena Floor
All posters must be set up by 2:00pm
Poster backing and adhesive will be provided

Graduate Poster Presentations
6:00 - 7:30pm

SIZE: 3' x 4'
Below are two templates that you can use for
designing your poster:
Poster Template 1
Poster Template 2
Thursday, 30 March 2017
University Center

Graduate Student Oral Presentations
 9:30am - 5:00pm

Various locations throughout the University Center
Oral Presentation Schedule
Oral Presentation Abstract Guide

Reception and Awards - 5:00pm
University Center Grand Room

 This year we will be offering three unique presentation formats:

1) Research poster presentation (presentations on Wednesday, 29 March)
2) Research oral presentation (presentations on Thursday, 30 March)
3) Research paper competition 

Students can apply to compete in any one, multiple, or all formats. Oral presentations will occur at the University Center in Cullowhee and Poster presentations will occur at the Ramsey Center in Cullowhee.

If you are in a Distance (Online) Program and cannot travel to Cullowhee, we encourage your participation in the Research Oral (recorded video) and Research Paper (submitted manuscript) competitions. 

These three separate, but complementary activities provide a forum for graduate students to present the results of their graduate research in an area of academic interest to the student and to the Western community. The Graduate Research Paper Competition is an opportunity for students to submit research (ie: written paper) for blind review and ranking by Western faculty.

If you have any questions about the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium, please contact the Graduate School (

Video: Abstract Writing Workshop and How to Present a Paper at a Conference

Prior Programs and Awards

2016 Graduate Research Symposium Program

2015 Graduate Research Symposium Program
2015 Award Recipients

2014 Program
2014 Award Recipients

2013 Program

2012 Program
2012 Award Recipients

2011 Program
2011 Award Recipients

2010 Program
2010 Award Recipients

2009 Program
2009 Award Recipients

2008 Program
2008 Award Recipients

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