14th Annual Student Research Symposium

April 17-19, 2018


Registration Closed


Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) presents its 14th Annual Student Research Symposium on April 17-19, 2018 in the Waterfront Pavilion.  The Symposium is open to all TAMUG students with separate poster presentation sessions for undergraduate, graduate students, and classes (individuals or groups which are required to participate for a class). Participants are encouraged to present results from their current research projects, even if it is preliminary research as these presentations provide the student researcher the opportunity to discuss their research with other participants and faculty.  In addition, the Symposium provides a venue for the exposure of student research to the broader TAMUG community. 


There is no registration fee for the Symposium. Posters submitted to the Research & Graduate Studies Office by the listed deadline of April 6, 2018 will be printed free of charge (unless RGSO has already printed a free poster during the Fall 2017 semester).



Important Deadlines

 Online Registration  Friday, March 30
 Submit Abstract  Friday, March 30
 Submit Poster to RGSO  Friday, April 6



Schedule of Events

 Tuesday, April 17
 8:30am  Check-in for Class Session Participants & Judges
 9:00am - 11:00am  Class Poster Presentation Session & Judging
 12:30pm  Check-in for Undergraduate Session & Judges
 1:00pm - 3:00pm  Undergraduate Poster Presentation Session & Judging
 Wednesday, April 18
 8:30am  Check-in for Graduate Students & Judges
 9:00am - 11:00am  Graduate Poster Presentation Session & Judging
 Thursday, April 19
 12:00pm  Awards Ceremony/Reception


Awards Will they already be in their groups of 20 or less? 

Submitting an Abstract

Registration is not complete until your abstract has been submitted by email to lambertp@tamug.edu.  The body of the abstract is limited to a maximum of 200 words. The following should be included as well (but will not be included in word count):
  • Title of the project
  • Names of all authors (lead author listed first)
  • Name of faculty advisor
  • Department in which research was conducted
  • Abstract text
Abstracts should be written in the original words of the poster presenter and should represent work that has not been published previously.

Poster Guidelines

  • Place the title and the authors' names, research category, and academic status (undergraduate/graduate) prominently at the top of the poster to allow viewers to identify your presentation easily.
  • Save posters as a PowerPoint document to a USB drive, and set it to print at 3 feet high by 4 feet wide in landscape orientation (36" x 48").
  • Posters are due no later than April 6, 2018. Posters submitted after the deadline will not be printed for free ($35). Please carefully proofread your poster prior to submission, as only one poster is printed per student or group of students for no charge if received on or before the due date.
  • Posters are printed by the Research and Graduate Studies Office (RGSO).  RGSO assigns the location of your poster.  Poster locations will be provided during check-in on the day of Symposium.
  • Poster presenters should plan to stand by their posters from 9:00am to 11:00am (for Class Session participants), 1:00am to 3:00pm (for Undergraduate Session participants) on April 17, 2018 or 9:00am to 11:00am (for Graduate Session participants) on April 18, 2018. Graduate students will be allowed to participate remotely. Please contact Patti Lambert for more information.
  • All students (lead and co-authors) whose presentations are awarded will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.


The top three posters (in each category and overall) from each presentation session will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony. There is an opportunity for faculty, students, and staff to nominate a "People's Choice Award" during the poster presentations and judging.  Recipients of the "People's Choice Award" are recognized at the Awards Ceremony as well. 

2018 Awards

Past Award Winners

2012 Awards2013 Awards 2014 Awards

2015 Awards ♦ 2016 Awards ♦ 2017 Awards

Serve as a Judge!

We need faculty members and graduate students to serve as judges for each poster session. Graduate students cannot judge for the Graduate Poster Presentation Session but are eligible to serve for the Class and Undergraduate Sessions. There will be multiple opportunities to attend Judge Orintation the week prior to the Symposium (dates to be determined.)  


If you're interested in participating as a judge email Holly Richards to sign up! 


Contact Us

Please direct questions regarding the Symposium to:


Research & Graduate Studies Office
MAIN (Bldg. 3034), Ste. 409
(409) 740-4479