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Student Research Symposium


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Monday, April 11, 2022, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Rees-Jones Hall Atrium

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies’ Student Research Symposium is a showcase for undergraduate and graduate research across disciplines. This is our 1st annual research symposium aiming to give students and faculty an opportunity to collaborate on research. We are excited to host one of our most significant events, offering high-quality presentations.

Students at this year’s Symposium will share their work with TCU’s campus community, stimulating the intellectual climate on campus by engaging in conversations and facilitating collaborations within and across disciplines. We hope to see you at this year’s symposium.


What you need to know

  • This is a professional conference. Please submit an application/abstract by Friday, April 1st
  • Acceptance into the Student Research Symposium is based on the quality of your abstract submission.



  • Friday, April 1st:  Last day students can submit 200-300-word abstracts by 11:59 p.m.
  • If the presentation is group authored, only one student need to submit an abstract. See “Abstracts are important” below to review requirements and to submit your abstract. Submit an abstract.
  • Applicants will receive acceptance or denial notification within 3 business days of submitting a proposal
  • Monday, April 11thSIS Student Research Symposium, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Preparation for submitting a proposal

Student Presenters, you’ll need to include the following:

  • The title of your presentation and a brief (200-300 word) abstract of your presentation
  • Usernames and email addresses of your co-presenters
  • The name of your faculty mentor

 Abstracts are important

  • Abstracts should be a one-paragraph statement of the presentation topic or problem. It should include:
    • Statement of topic or purpose
    • Scholarly approach/methods/argument (as applicable by discipline)
    • Results and/or conclusions

Symposium Schedule

  • Keynote/Opening presentation/remarks 4:30 p.m.
  • Research presentations 5 p.m. (Poster and/or Oral)
  • Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional student poster presentations
  • Reception 6:00 p.m.

Oral Presentations

In an oral presentation, participating students present their work to audience. Audience members have the opportunity to engage and ask questions. A faculty evaluator is also present during the session to evaluate the presentation and provide written feedback.

Poster Presentations

Poster presenters will upload their poster presentation of the poster to our designated area.  Audience members will have the opportunity to engage and ask questions.


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