Have you been working hard on your dissertation or research project this semester? Do you have an interest in presenting to fellow students and faculty? Do you need something to add to your resume?

You're in luck!

The Graduate School sponsors a Graduate Research Fair annually in the spring semester. This event allows graduate students from all degree programs to display the research that they have been working on throughout their time as an UMSL student. We want our students to have a change to show off all their hard work and get feed back from their fellow peers and various faculty members.

This year's annual fair will be in the JCP Summit Lounge at 2:00pm on April 28, 2017.

Please click here for Guidelines for submitting your work.

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  Sign Up!   Guidelines!

Click on the "Sign Up" button to fill out the Google Form in order to register for the fair. In addition, click on the "Guidelines" button to learn how to submit an official abstract and to learn more about the guidelines of the competition.
Deadline to sign up and submit your approved abstract is April 14, 2017 at 5:00PM.

Abstract Approval Form

*Students that are wanting to attend without presenting are not required to sign up.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Graduate School at gradevents@umsl.edu or 314-516-5900.

I am an undergraduate student can I participate?

Unfortunately, this event is solely for graduate students. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 1st. This event will take place at St. Louis Union Station from 8:30AM - 4:00PM. You can find out more information here: http://www.stlaurs.org/.

How will the posters be judged?

All posters will be seperated into 2 different categories (A) math/computers/natural sciences (B) social sciences/humanities/business/education. The first round of judges will begin at 3PM. Each student will get 5 minutes to present their research to the judges. Posters that are selected will move onto the second round and be judged a second time between 4PM and 5PM. Hint: Target your poster to a general audience, because you may have viewers and/or judges that are not from your specific area of study.

Will the graduate school provide an easel?

No. All students must bring any materials necessary to present their research (poster, easel, backboards, pushpins, computers, etc.). The Graduate School will provide a 2' x 5' table for your poster. In most cases, the best option it to use an easel with your poster mounted on a 3' x 5' poster board.

Are there prizes involved?

Each poster that makes it to the second round will receive a $100 prize to their student account. In addition, students that are awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will receive $500, $300, and $200 during the second round of judging in each broad category.

I do not want to present, but I would like to see other students' research. Do I need to stay the whole time?

No! We encourage students to come and go as you please! All posters must be set up by 3pm.

How do I submit my abstract?

For an abstract to be considered official, a student must fill out the Abstract Approval Form. This form requires their advisor and co-author's signature. Once filled out, you may directly upload it to your signup HERE.
To help our office, please make sure that your abstract file is named: judging category name-student department-student last name.
Judging Category: MCN = math / computer sciences / natural sciences SHBE = social sciences / humanitites / business / education.

For example: MCN-computersciences-smith

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
gradevents@umsl.edu or 314-516-5900