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2020 Geosciences Student Research Symposium

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2020 Geosciences Student Research Symposium

Geosciences Student Research Symposium (GSRS) is a long-standing tradition in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech. This event spans two days of student research presentations, including both graduate and undergraduate students. GSRS provides students a platform to communicate their research across the far-reaching disciplines of our department. This promotes student growth as scientists in a collegial environment. In 2020, we will be celebrating the quadranscentennial of GSRS - GSRS25! 





GSRS is entirely student-led. Fundraising and logistics are organized by a committee of graduate students. In addition to developing communication skills, event preparation fosters leadership, mentorship, and team-building experiences. 



Now in its third year, the pre-GSRS Workshop Series provides monthly tutorials, led by graduate student volunteers, on how to navigate professional conferences. Topics range from abstract writing to poster formatting. All students are encouraged to attend, especially undergraduates tackling a presentation for the first time. The pre-GSRS Workshop Series delivers skills to our students that they can apply to GSRS and carry with them for years to come.




GSRS closes with the ever-popular banquet, hosted in the Museum of Geosciences, on Friday evening. This gathering celebrates another successful GSRS, and is highlighted by a diverse spread of hors d’ouevres and cash bar. Here, awards are presented to outstanding student presenters. We invite and encourage all who can attend to join us for this annual rendezvous of alumni, faculty, students, and friends of Geosciences.




GSRS is a public event. We'd love to see friends and alumni of Geosciences in Kelly Hall, February 13-14, 2020, for GSRS25! More information may be found on our official website, at:


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This donation will cover the cost of drinks and snacks during coffee breaks at the symposium, where new research collaborations begin.



This donation will cover the cost of one meal for one student attending GSRS.



This donation will cover the cost of poster printing for an undergraduate student.



This donation will cover the cost of single-day attendance for one student at the symposium.



This donation will cover the cost of whole-symposium attendance for one student.



This donation will cover the cost of a session in the Pre-GSRS lecture series as well as supplement the cost of an invited speaker.

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