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Abstracts for Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exposition due next week

For scholars eager to present their research, scholarship, or creative work to the WSU academic community, an important deadline is just a week away. 

Academic Showcase and Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Research Exposition—WSU’s annual poster sessions—allow faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students to share their knowledge and innovations. 

Aspiring participants must submit abstracts of their work by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18. 

Both poster sessions will be held on March 24 on the Pullman campus. The events are part of Showcase, the University’s weeklong celebration of academic excellence.

Connect with like-minded scholars

Academic Showcase welcomes WSU faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students from all campuses and Extension offices systemwide. Participants share their recent, original work. Many highlight research findings. Scholars in the arts delight attendees by sharing music, sculpture, and more.

For many presenters, the event’s greatest value is in building connections. Participants find themselves exchanging ideas, often across disciplines, with others who share their interests. 

Scholars early in their careers gain valuable experience presenting their work to an audience that includes both academics and the general public.

Scholarships for graduate and professional students

GPSA Research Exposition is not only a poster session, but a scholarship competition as well. It offers $9,600 in scholarships to top presenters.

The event is open exclusively to graduate and professional students enrolled at the WSU Pullman campus. 

Consult abstract submission guidelines

The next step for would-be presenters: Submit an abstract of 250 words or less describing work to be presented.

Abstract requirements for the two events differ. Organizers recommend that participants review specific guidelines for Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exposition before developing and submitting abstracts.


For more information, visit or contact event organizer Sarah Mahaffy at or 509-335-6674.

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