Valdosta State University 16th Annual Graduate Student

Research & Scholarship Symposium


 Friday, April 5th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm Student Union Ballrooms

3MT Competition and GA of the Year Award 3:00 pm - Student Union Theater

Poster Session, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Student Union Ballrooms A, B & C

Musical Performances 4:30 - 5:15 pm 

3MT and Poster Awards 5:30 pm




Nominate a Student

Students must be nominated by a faculty mentor to present in the Graduate Research Symposium.

  • Faculty mentors please nominate your students by filling out the Nomination FormContact Darli DeVane at for any questions.
  • The nomination deadline is February 16th.
  • Are you a graduate student seeking a nomination? Please speak with your academic advisor about presenting.

COMPETITION: Awards will be presented for the top Posters, 

                         3MT competitors, and GA of the Year.

Find Out More

The high quality of our students' research and/or scholarship has placed them on an elite list of graduate students nominated by faculty in their graduate programs to present posters or Three Minute Thesis (3MT™).  Click What is 3MT , 3MT Competitor Guide, or the 3MT Handbook to find out more.  First held in 2009, the symposium is designed to showcase the outstanding research and/or scholarship being conducted by Valdosta State University Graduate Students and their Faculty mentors. The President of Valdosta State University and/or the Provost give opening remarks. Faculty, Department Heads, Deans, Graduate Students and guests have the opportunity to view posters and hear brief explanations of their research to learn about various projects occurring across campus. To review abstracts regarding student posters, click on the previous symposium links below.

  Symposium and GA of the Year 2024  Winners     


Darshi Patel Darshi Patel 1st Place Poster
Margaret Mizwa Margaret Mizwa 2nd Place Poster
Alexa Johanson Alexa Johanson 3rd place poster
Jamie Shelton Jamie Shelton 3rd place 3MT
Ali Ashraf Ali Ashraf People's Choice 3MT
Ethan Williams Ethan Williams GA of the year
Katherine Thornton

Katherine Thornton 1st runner up GA of the Year


Daniel Diaz

Daniel Rincon Diaz 2nd Runner up GA of the Year