GSU Symposium

2016 Symposium Awards


  1. Tyler L. Spano (CEEES)
  2. Christopher Shuck (CBE)


Science (Early Stage)

  1. Morgan Smith (Biological Sciences)
  2. Abbey Santanello (ESTEEM)


Science (Late Stage)

  1. Claire McKay Bowen (ACMS)
  2. Xu Han (Physics)


Arts & Humanities

  1. Yan Zhang (Art, Art History & Design)
  2. Maria Cecilia Ulrickson (History)


Social Science

  1. Emily Vanderbleek (Psychology)
  2. Amanda D. Cortez (Anthropology)


Thank you to all who participated!


Abstract Submission Guidelines


Purpose and Overview

The Graduate Student Union at the University of Notre Dame is proud to present the eighth annual Research Symposium. This event showcases the innovative work of the Notre Dame graduate student community. Students wishing to present must submit an abstract, of 300 words or less, contextualizing their research for an audience outside their academic discipline. The symposium will be separated into four divisions: Engineering, Humanities, Science, and Social Science. Students will present their research via posters or digital presentations (via a laptop supplied by the student) to members of the University and the general public on April 19, 2016 from 12:30-3:30pm at the Notre Dame Conference Center. Awards will be given during the awards ceremony, scheduled to take place at 3:30 that day.



All Notre Dame Graduate Students in the following divisions are eligible to submit an abstract: Engineering, Humanities, Science, and Social Science. Each student/postdoc may not submit more than one abstract where s/he is listed as the first author. Multiple author items are accepted where all authors are graduate students.


Abstract Submission

The majority of abstracts that are submitted will be accepted for presentation. Submissions must be placed by midnight Sunday April 10, 2016.  An email will be sent notifying you if you have been selected or put on a waitlist for presentation. Abstracts must be submitted by filling out the form found here


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