Graduate Student Research Symposium

The Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium provides graduate students an opportunity to present their research to faculty, staff, students and members of the broader university community. The Symposium is designed to enhance the scholarly environment for graduate students and to highlight the quality, innovative, and diverse scholarship of Southern Miss graduate students. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate will host the annual Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium in the Thad Cochran Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (date TBA). An awards luncheon will follow in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for presenters and their major professors.

Abstract Submission Form

Accept/Decline Invitation to Present (Note: This form should only be completed once the Graduate School has contacted the student about his/her intent to present at the Symposium.  This notification will be made to the student once the student's department has provided the Graduate School with the names of their top 10 abstracts).


Department and Student Guidelines (TBA)
These guidelines provide students with information about paper submissions to the 2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium.