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Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium Guidelines




  • Research presented at another conference is acceptable, however research conducted at another university will not be accepted.
  • Participants must choose to do an oral presentation or a poster presentation.


  1. Must include PowerPoint presentations including title slide concordant with the submitted abstract.
  2. Must not exceed 10 minutes.
  3. Must have only one presenter if there are multiple authors.


  1. Must have 3' by 4' dimension.
  2. Must include the following items in order to be eligible for the poster competition indicated as follows:
    • Poster presentation title
    • Presenting author, coauthors, principal investigator
    • School name
    • College name
    • The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406
  3. Can be presented by two authors if needed.
  • The submission categories for oral and poster presentations are as follows:

    • Arts and Humanities
    • Social and Educational Sciences and Business
    • Physical Sciences and Mathematics
    • Life, Health and Environmental Sciences

    Note: GSS reserves the right to collapse categories if deemed that too few participants are in a particular category.

  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words. Those that exceed the word limit will not be considered for presentations.


A Monetary Prize will be given to winners.


Poster Presentation Example (PDF)



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