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Student Research Symposium    

16th Annual Student Research Symposium
April 14-16, 2020 
Registration is closed!

Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) presents its 16th Annual Student Research Symposium on April 14-16, 2020 in the Aggie Special Events Center (ASEC).  The Symposium is open to all TAMUG students with lightning talks and posters sessions for undergraduate and graduate students. 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 3, 2020 will be printed free of charge (unless RGSO has already printed a free poster during the Fall 2018 or Spring 2020 semesters).

Important Deadlines

 Online Registration  Friday, March 27
 Submit Abstract  Friday, March 27
 Submit Poster to RGSO  Friday, April 3

Schedule of Events

Date Event Time
Tuesday, April 14th Class Posters & Senior Design Check In:                8:30 am
Present:      9:00-11:00 am
Poster Sessions Check In:               11:00 am
Present:         11:30-1:30 pm
Graduate Poster Sessions Check In:               1:30 pm
Present:         2:00-4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 15th Lightning Talks Check In:                8:30 am
Present:      9:00-11:00 am
1:00-3:00 pm
Thursday, April 16th Awards Ceremony & Reception                   TBD

Submitting an Abstract    

Registration is not complete until your abstract has been submitted by email to  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    

Tutorial: 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"). Please keep in mind print margins on your document as your poster may lose up to .5" on each side if you set it to exactly 3x4 feet.

Posters are due no later than April 3, 2020. Posters submitted after the deadline may not be printed. 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. If you need your advisor to proof or sign off on your poster get their feedback before sending it to print!

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 Sessions and Senior Design participants), 11am-1pm(for Undergraduate Poster Session participants) 1:00am to 3:00pm (for Graduate Poster Session participants) on April 14, 2020.

All students (lead and co-authors) whose presentations are awarded will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony April 16, 2020.

For more information about poster printing, visit the Poster Printing page.

Serve as a Judge    

We need faculty and staff members, post-docs, and graduate students to serve as judges for each poster session. Graduate students cannot judge for the Graduate Poster Presentations but are eligible to serve for the Class, Senior Design, and Undergraduate Posters and Lightning talks. 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 fill out the link below or email Holly Richards ( to sign up! 


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.


View this years winners!


Past Award Winners