Although no one was able to browse academic posters in person this year at Academic Showcase and the Graduate and Professional Students Association (GPSA) Research Exposition, now everyone can see summaries of them online.

Abstracts of research and creative work submitted for the poster sessions have been made available in a searchable format on the Showcase website. They were written by faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students who had planned to participate in the March events on the Pullman campus. In-person events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online resource recognizes the discoveries and creative work of hundreds of WSU scholars across the full range of disciplines.

“Thanks to all of the faculty members, students, and staff who prepared to share their work at Academic Showcase,” said Vice Provost Laura Griner Hill, who co-chairs the Showcase Steering Committee. “We were disappointed to have to cancel events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Posting your abstracts online is a way for us to honor you and your achievements under these extraordinary circumstances.”

The new web pages, one for Academic Showcase and another for GPSA Research Exposition, give would-be attendees the chance to browse poster titles. Academic Showcase abstracts are listed by the academic or administrative unit with which the authors are affiliated. Since GPSA Research Exposition is both a poster session and scholarship competition, its abstracts are grouped by competition category. A search bar lets visitors easily locate abstracts in their field of interest.

Abstracts summarize original work recently completed at WSU. They are written in easy-to-understand language to be accessible to an educated lay audience.

Academic Showcase and the GPSA Research Exposition are part of a weeklong program known simply as Showcase, which honors scholarly achievements of the university community.

For more information, see the Showcase website or contact event organizers at, 509‑335‑6674.