Virtual GRS Information

The 2021 Graduate Research Symposium will be held completely online. In order to particpate, students must submit their abstract via our online submission form (located here) by February 8. At the time of submission, students must indicate what type of presentation (or presentations) they intend to do. All students who submit a valid abstract will be permitted to present a poster and accompanying video. Live oral presentations will be limited, and selected in advance by a peer review committee.

Graduate Research Week

March 8 through March 12

Virtual poster sessions and videos will be available for browsing the entire week. Students, faculty, judges, and attendees will encouraged to interact via question and comment. Live presentations will take place on designated days/times via Zoom (schedule TBD).

Deadline to Submit: February 8

Abstract Submission Form

Once the deadline has passed, students will be contacted with instructions to upload their posters and videos. All materials must be uploaded by March 1. 

Presentation Formats

Poster Sessions (Virtual)

  • Virtual Poster Session will take place on an online platform Symposium by Forager One.
  • Create a pdf. of your poster.
  • Create a 2-3 minute video or audio explanation to accompany the poster. Students will upload their videos to YouTube and then share the unlisted YouTube link with us (instructions will be sent out to participants).
  • Posters and accompanying videos will be uploaded by YOU no later than one week prior to the event. Upload instructions will be sent out to participants.
  • Peers, faculty, and staff will comment throughout the week asking questions and encouraging responses.

Oral Presentations via Zoom

  • Live oral presentations will take place throughout the week via zoom. Schedule TBD.
  • If you are selected to give an oral presentation, you will be invited to submit a paper for publication in the URSS Proceedings published in the DU Scholarship Collection.
  • Oral presenters are chosen by a peer selection committee. Slots are limited due to time constraints. You will be informed sometime after the deadline whether or not you have been selected.

Attending the Virtual Event

Oral presentation schedules will be emailed and posted in advance of the event.

Posters with accompanying videos will be uploaded by participants one week prior to the event and displayed on the Symposium platform.

Throughout the week, student participants, attendees, faculty, and judges will be encouraged to comment on posters and ask questions. 

Award Opportunities

Various departments and centers at Duquesne sponsor monetary awards for this event. Judges will view poster and video presentations throughout the week. Award winners will be posted on our website and notified via email no later than one week following the conclusion of the event. Winners will be invited to submit papers for digital publication on the DU Scholarship Collection. To view award opportunities, visit the GRS home page and click the "Awards" tab.