Student Research Symposium

2016 Student Research Symposium
April 19 and 20, 2016

Registration for the 2016 Student Research Symposium is CLOSED!

Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) presents its 2016 Student Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 and Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the lobby of Sea Aggie Center.  The Symposium is open to all TAMUG-based students, with separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students, and provides the opportunity to present research in a poster format.  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 and Graduate Studies Office by the listed deadline of April 8, 2016 are printed free of charge (unless the Research and Graduate Office already printed a free poster during the Fall 2015 semester).

Important Deadlines ♦ Program Schedule ♦ Submitting an AbstractPoster GuidelinesAwards & Categories ♦ Registration ♦ Past Award WinnersContact Us

Important Deadlines

March 31  Deadline for registration/Submission of Abstract
April 8  Posters due to the Research and Graduate Studies Office - 300 Sea Aggie Center
April 19 and 20  Student Research Symposium

Program Schedule

Tuesday, April 19
12:30 p.m. Registration at SAGC Lobby for Undergraduate Students; Judges arrive and register at SAGC Lobby
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Undergraduate Poster Presentation and Judging; Light refreshments will be served
Wednesday, April 20
8:30 a.m. Registration at SAGC Lobby for Graduate Students; Judges arrive and register at SAGC Lobby
9:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. Graduate Poster Presentation and Judging; Light refreshments will be provided
4:45 p.m. Awards Reception & Ceremony (OCSB 142 Auditorium, light refreshments served)

Submitting an Abstract

Registration is not complete until your abstract has been submitted by email to  The text of the abstract is limited to a maximum of 200 words and should include:

  • Title of the Project
  • Names of all authors on the project.  Lead author is 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

  • Tutorial on how to create a poster in PowerPoint
  • 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 Friday, April 8, 2016. Posters submitted after the deadline will not be printed for free.  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 1:00 am to 3:00 pm (for undergraduate students) on April 19, 2016 or 9:00 am to 11:00 am (for graduate students) on April 20, 2016.
  • All students (lead and co-authors) whose presentations are awarded will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.

Awards & Categories

The top three posters (in each category and overall) presented by graduate and undergraduate students are recognized at the Awards Ceremony.  Also, there is an opportunity for faculty, students, and staff to nominate a "People's Choice Award" this year during the judging.  Recipients of the "People's Choice Award" are recognized at the Awards Ceremony as well.  There are no cash prizes for any winners.

Past Award Winners

2012 Awards2013 Awards 2014 Awards2015 Awards 2016 Awards

Contact Us

Please direct any questions regarding the symposium to:

Research and Graduate Studies Office
Suite 300, Sea Aggie Center
(409) 740-4479

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