Research Exposition


Abstracts and Awardees

2020 abstracts for Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exposition are available. Abstracts submitted by graduate and professional students for the poster sessions of the 2020 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exposition are now viewable online.



Due to concerns over COVID-19, GPSA has made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person Research Expo event. However, we remain fully committed to providing graduate students with an opportunity to present their research, receive feedback, and compete for cash prizes. To balance these goals with protecting the health of participants, judges, and volunteers, we will be moving the Research Expo to a new online format via Forager One on March 22-26 (Prerecorded and submitted presentation).


The GPSA Research Exposition offers WSU graduate and professional students a forum for presenting their original research, scholarship, and/or creative work and will be March 22-26th, 2021 at WSU Pullman. Students of all disciplines are welcome to participate. As a participant, you display your poster or creative work alongside your fellow graduate and professional students. You have the opportunity to present your work to faculty, students, other members of the University community, and the general public. For the official website and application, see GPSA Research Exposition.


Eligibility Criteria

  • GPSA Research Exposition only accept abstracts submitted by WSU Pullman fee-paying graduate and professional students.
  • All work must have been completed at or for WSU (no external student internships).
  • Individuals may present only one abstract as a primary or presenting author.
  • Projects may not have been presented at a previous WSU Academic Showcase or GPSA Research Exposition (formerly known as Wiley).




For GPSA Research Expo, you have to submit the abstract here by February 28th. You can submit only one abstract. If your abstract is accepted, then you have to create a video presentation with your poster (Computer screen recorded) and submit that by March 16th here 



Abstract Requirements

To participate, you must submit an abstract summarizing your research findings, scholarship, or creative work. Your abstract must adhere to the following guidelines:

    • Abstracts must adhere to a strict 250-word limit.
    • Abstracts must be written for an educated lay audience.
      • If you have an existing poster containing an abstract of a highly technical nature, that abstract may remain as part of your presentation; however, for this event, the submitted abstract should be written for a general audience and be free of jargon.
    • Demonstrate work that is of scientific, scholarly, or creative significance.
      • The abstract must describe original research, scholarship, or creative activity.
      • For creative projects: The creative endeavor must be clearly described in the abstract. Methods used to accomplish the creative activity must be described and any program notes that help put the creative endeavor or process into perspective should be included.
      • For scientific projects: A goal or hypothesis for the project must be clearly stated, results summarized and a conclusion reached.
    • Reflect completed work.
      • Abstracts that are proposals for future work are not acceptable. Some of the work may still be in progress (and is likely still in progress), but the abstract should report on what has been done so far. It is acceptable to indicate in the abstract “next steps” as long as the completed steps are clearly described.
    • GPSA Research Exposition abstract submission must follow the GPSA Abstract Submission Template.


Abstract Review

  • GPSA Research Exposition uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the abstract review process.
  • Abstracts are reviewed by GPSA Awards & Scholarships Committee, using the 2021 GPSA Research Exposition Abstract Evaluation Rubric.
Prepare and Submit Abstracts


Poster Grading Rubric for Scholarship Competition

The criteria presented in the 2020 GPSA Research Exposition Poster Grading Rubric will be used by the judges to grade posters and presentations for the GPSA Scholarship Competition.


Scholarship Opportunity  

All WSU Pullman fee-paying graduate and professional students are eligible in GPSA Research Exposition and compete for a total of $9,600 scholarship in six competition categories (First Place: $800, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $300 for each category).

2021 GPSA Research Exposition Competition Recommended Category Descriptions:

  1. Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences: Agricultural Economics; Animal Sciences; Crop Science; Entomology; Environmental Science; Food Science; Geology; Horticulture; Molecular Plant Sciences; Natural Resource Sciences; Plant Pathology; Prevention Science; Soil Science, and related research areas.
  2. Physical & Social Sciences: American Studies; Anthropology; Biology; Chemistry; Computational Finance; Criminal Justice; English; History; Materials Science Engineering; Mathematics and Statistics; Physics and Astronomy; Psychology; Sociology, and related research areas.
  3. Arts & Education Sciences: Architecture & Interior Design; Athletic Training; Chancellors; Cultural Studies; Educational Psychology; Fine Arts; Languages, Cultures, and Race; Music; Philosophy; Sport Management; Teaching and Learning, and related research areas.
  4. Business, Communication, & Political Sciences: Accounting; Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles; Business Administration; Economics; Finance; Hospitality and Tourism; Management; Information Systems; Operations & Management Science; Political Science; Marketing; Society & Politics; Science & Environmental Communication, and related research areas.
  5. Engineering & Environmental Sciences: Biological & Agricultural Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Software Engineering, Computer Science, and related research areas.
  6. Medical & Life Sciences: Biomedical Sciences; Medical & Education & Clinical Sciences; Medicine; Nutrition & Excursive Physiology; Speech & Hearing Sciences; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Veterinary Medicine, and related research areas.

Contact Information

Director of Awards & Scholarships committee    Rabayet Sadnan

GPSA Main Office