GEA Research Showcase


Research Symposium 2021 Wrap Up

The 2021 Research Symposium hosted by GEA took place on April 9th and 10th. Thank you to all participants for presenting, each one of you embodied the exemplary degree of research that the KU community has. Judging has also completed and the winners have been selected. Please browse to the 2021 results page below to see this year's winners and their presentations.

Thank you again to all of the judges and students that participated in this year's showcase. Without you, we could not have this event and we could not highlight the wonderful student research that goes on at the University of Kansas. So thank you for your support and we hope to see you again next year!

Research Showcase

Being able to present in an informative, engaging, and professional manner is key in any discipline, especially engineering. The research showcase provides an opportunity for both graduate and undergraduate students to share their research highlights and achievements while refining their presentation/communication skills. This year's research showcase will take place on April 9th and 10th. The showcase will have an integrated format including research presentations along with workshops and panels. Topics include writing tips from KU Libraries, virtual presentation guidance, how to effectively present data, a panel on communicating engineering designs and solutions to other disciplines, and many more. Join GEA by participating in the presentation competition (Prizes will be awarded to the top graduate and undergraduate presenters!) and attending workshops. Anyone is welcome to come and listen to the presentations, and we encourage it as there is plenty of incredible research being conducted at KU.


Upcoming Showcase Events


Frequently Asked Questions

The Research Showcase will be conducted virtually over Zoom platforms. No in person or posters sessions will be available this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Students can attend any session, and there are no restrictions on attendance.

Yes, but your presence would still be necessary as each presentation will be followed by Q&A session.

Yes, students can share the Zoom link details with their friends and family members to attend their sessions. The zoom link will enable them to attend the breakout room that contains a group of presentation sessions of similar disciplines.

Typically, academic journals and conferences require abstracts to be limited to less than 250 words. Since this event aims to prepare students for advancing in their careers and academia, the abstracts for the research showcase will also be limited to 250 words.

Students are recommended to consult their advisors to ensure presenting their works professionally as this would increase your chances of winning the competition.