Graduate Research Symposium

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The Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is the Graduate School's signature event dedicated to the research achievements of Wayne State's Ph.D. students and postdoc community. The GRS showcases a wide variety of research, from Astronomy and Physics to English and Nursing.

Themes for the 2022 GRS will include: 

  • COVID-19 and related issues
  • Urban social disparities
  • Climate crisis and environmental sustainability

All topics and disciplines are welcome and encouraged to share their work, even if they do not relate to the themes.

The 2022 GRS will be entirely virtual, March 8 - 10, 2022

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Now accepting 2022 abstract submissions

Looking to share your hard work and expertise? The GRS is the perfect platform to showcase your research with a virtual poster or platform presentation. All Ph.D. students, terminal master's students, and postdocs are invited to submit their work.

A panel of judges will select abstracts for poster and platform presentations to take place each day of the GRS. Submit your abstract or description of work today

Three-Minute Thesis returns in 2022

The Graduate School is excited to announce the return of the internationally acclaimed Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The 3MT is an annual competition where thousands of students around the world present their research in a compelling oration of three minutes or less. It challenges students to consolidate ideas and discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. 

2022 preliminary agenda

Check back later for speakers, presenters, and other details. All sessions are subject to change.

  • Tuesday, March 8

    9:00 a.m. Dean's welcome
    9:15 a.m. Platform presentations: COVID-19
    10:00 a.m. Platform presentations: Business and Economics
    11:00 a.m. Platform presentations: Engineering and Math
    12:00 p.m. Poster presentations: Health Topics and COVID-19
    1:00 p.m. Day concludes

  • Wednesday, March 9

    9:00 a.m. Platform presentations: Sustainability
    10:00 a.m. Platform presentations: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    11:00 a.m. Platform presentations: STEM Topics
    12:00 p.m. Poster presentations: Health-Related Topics
    1:00 p.m. Day concludes

  • Thursday, March 10

    9:00 a.m. Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
    10:00 a.m. Platform presentations: Arts and Communication
    11:00 a.m. Poster presentations: Topics TBD
    12:00 p.m. Awards ceremony
    1:00 p.m. Symposium concludes