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Graduate Student Council
University of Mississippi

The Annual GSC Research Symposium

Registration for the 2021 Research Symposium has closed.

Important dates:

Awards Ceremony Live Stream: Monday, March 29th at 7 pm

The GSC Annual Research Symposium will feature three different categories.

If you have been accepted into the Symposium, you’ll find the rules and links to submit your presentations

  • Podium – A 10-25 minute presentation for a panel of judges from one’s own or a relevantly similar discipline.
  • Elevator Pitch – A 2 minute presentation that avoids technical jargon and is accessible to a popular audience.
  • Poster – A poster presentation consisting of a still image of your poster and a video of you presenting it, not exceeding 5 minutes. It will be judged by academics from one’s own or a relevantly similar discipline.

Once we have received your submissions, our judges will have until Monday, March 15th to submit their scores.

After this, we will tabulate the judge’s scores.

On Monday, March 29th, at 7 pm we will host a live stream Awards Ceremony announcing 1st-3rd place and runner-ups. We will also be announcing the prize amounts as we announce the winners. As we announce the winners, we will play the first-place presentation for the podium presentation and the 1st-3rd presentations in the other categories. You’re encouraged to invite anyone you want to view it as well.


Click here to view the Awards Ceremony


We hope you can join us to celebrate the scholarship of our presenters!


If you have any questions about the Symposium, please email the chair of the Research Symposium,

Ryan McCarty at

If you have any technical questions, please email

Andrew Wildman at