Graduate Research Symposium

Each spring, the Graduate Student Association sponsors a research symposium to present graduate research work to the university and Richmond community.

The 24th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The research symposium is a poster presentation and all students will be required to have a research poster to present. To present, you must be a current graduate student at VCU although attendance at the event is open to the public. 

The event is an excellent opportunity for graduate students from all disciplines to present their original research and creative projects to faculty, staff, students, and community members. Participation in this event has nearly doubled every year and attracts not only VCU students and faculty, but local media, legislators, and respected members of the Richmond business community. As part of this event, Dr. Carol Anderson spoke to the VCU community this past October in a webinar titled “A Conversation with Carol Anderson: Voter Rights and Voter Suppression. Please view the recording of the webinar here:

This year’s virtual symposium will have both synchronous and asynchronous presentation options. 

24th Annual Graduate Research Symposium - Virtual Event

Winners of the 24th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

1st Place: Josly Pierre-Louis - School of Medicine
2nd Place: Sam Gottlieb - School of Medicine
3rd Place: Sulaiman Alhudaithi - School of Pharmacy


Asynchronous (No Particular Order):
Rebecca Hoppe - College of Humanities and Sciences
John Lutkenhaus - College of Humanities & Sciences
Monica Grillo - School of Education
Christina Tillery - School of Education
Catina Venning - School of Education
Emmanuel Magsino - School of Medicine
Wint War (Vivian) Phyo - School of Pharmacy
Jennifer Murphy - School of Social Work
Camie Tomlinson - School of Social Work
Heather King - VCU Life Sciences

 23rd Annual Graduate Research Symposium - Virtual Event 

Photos and Winners of 22nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium