Graduate Student Symposium to be held May 10

Discover and celebrate the exciting research, scholarship, and creative work of graduate students at Western Washington University on May 10 at the 7th annual Graduate Student Symposium. 

The Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th Floor Central), and will feature students from a variety of disciplines and programs. The schedule for the day includes lightning sessions, and also oral and poster presentations.

The lightning session challenges participants to present their research, scholarship, and creative projects in just 180 seconds in an engaging format that can be understood by an intelligent audience with no background in the presenter’s field of interest. Presenters will address the questions and motivations framing their academic interests with the goal of provoking conversations that matter.

Oral presentations will be allotted 10-minute time slots, with an additional 5 minutes for questions and transition.

Posters will be displayed throughout the day, but there will also be a designated poster session scheduled from Noon to 2 p.m., which will allow attendees to view displays and interact with student presenters.

The Graduate Student Symposium is free and open to everyone, and you can find more information here: or by contacting Trista Truemper at

This event is sponsored by Western LibrariesWestern’s Graduate School, the GSAC, the WWU Foundation, and Enrollment and Student Services at Western.