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Research Days 2015
A Showcase of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavor
March 31 & April 1

Research Days invites GW undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students to showcase their work and compete for prize money at the 20th Annual Research Days.

This event features poster presentations and keynote speakers and is dedicated to highlighting the breadth of research, creative scholarship, and cultural discovery being done at GW by students and postdoctoral researchers. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this showcase!

  • Abstract submission deadline: March 1st (Mentor/advisor approval required)
    See the March 31 and April 1 tabs for the Abstract Submission Forms
     
  • March 31: Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Sciences, and other topics
    • All undergraduate students who wish to be judged should present on
      March 31 (exception: Biomedical Engineering)

       
  • April 1: Health and medicine topics, including School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and the Biomedical Engineering program.
     
  • For more information, including abstract instructions, the abstract submission form, and sample abstracts, contact resdays@gwu.edu or tweet us @GWResearchDays.
     
  • Please view the tabs for the Abstract Submission Forms and further details about each day.


March 31st focuses on Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Sciences and Other Topics from undergraduate and graduate students.

  • All participants are required to present a poster or equivalent visual presentation.
     
  • All undergraduates wishing to compete for prizes should present on this date. (Exception: Biomedical Engineering)

Follow us on Twitter or check our webpage for regular updates about
Research Days!


April 1st focuses on health and medicine topics, including: 
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Milken Institute School of Public Health
School of Nursing
Biomedical Engineering Program
Institute for Biomedical Science

  • Participants who are not selected for oral presentation will be required to present a poster.

Follow us on Twitter or check our webpage for regular updates about
Research Days!


  1. Does my research need to be in progress now?
  2. Can my research be done outside of GW?
  3. Who can serve as my advisor/mentor?
  4. Is my research appropriate to submit?
  5. How will my research be presented?
  6. Which Day of Research Days will I present (what day do I fall into)? 
  7. How many poster presentations can I be a part of?
  8. If accepted will my poster and abstract be published or posted on-line?
  9. Who can attend Research Days?
  10. Who participates in Research Days?
  11. Additional Questions?

Does my research need to be in progress now?

Research that is presented should either be in progress now or recently completed. In instances where conclusions are unknown, simply state that research is ongoing. The premise for Research Days is for students to showcase their research and we expect that some will still be completing their work.

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Can my research be done outside of GW?

Please note that the work may have been completed outside of GW, but should have been completed during your time here.

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Who can serve as my advisor/mentor?

Your advisor/mentor can be any faculty member that is either working with you or supervising your work; they do not need to be a GW faculty member.  However, this mentor/advisor will need to approve your abstract submission. For a faculty advisor/mentor outside of GW, please provide their name and department/institution. They will receive a notification that you have submitted an abstract at the email address you provide.

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Is my research appropriate to submit?

Your GW advisor/mentor should be able to assist you in identifying whether your work is appropriate for submission. Additionally, case studies and creative pieces are oftentimes presented at this showcase.

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How will my research be presented?

Your research will be presented via poster – with the option of utilizing additional media on an as-need  basis. Posters on March 31st (undergraduate and graduate non-medical studies) will be presented during a 3-hour window during which a judging team will review posters and talk with the presenters. If you are not available for the full 3-hr block, a co-presenter may present the poster or the poster will be judged on its own merit.

Presentation times will be different on April 1st (graduate medical studies) and are still being finalized.

Abstract requirements and poster instructions are included on the Research Days website, as are images from last year’s event, which may help you visualize the presentation format.

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Which day of Research Days will I present on (what day do I fall into)?

Research Days is a 2 day event to promote student research at GW.  Day 1 (March 31st) includes all Schools except SMHS, Milken Institute School, SON, and the Biomedical Engineering program.  If you are a student (undergraduate or graduate) in any school not listed and you wish to have your poster judged, this is the day you would participate.

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How many poster presentations can I be a part of?

Students can be first author on only one poster presentation. Students may, however, be listed as secondary authors on other presentations. Case studies are acceptable if the student's mentor/advisor approves.

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If accepted, will my poster and abstract be published or posted on-line?

Research Days posters are not published, nor are they available online. Abstracts, however, are included in an abstract booklet, which is posted to the Research Days website.  Your abstract title will be included in documentation disseminated to attendees the day of your poster presentation.  Posters are the property of the presenter(s) and must be collected by the presenter(s) at the end of the presentation session.

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Who can attend Research Days?

Poster presentations are open to the community to attend.  That being said, the vast majority of attendees are from within GW or our affiliates.

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Who participates in Research Days?

Participants usually include GW students, faculty, or students/faculty associated with some of our partner institutions (eg. Children's National).  If you are not affiliated with GW in some capacity, this, unfortunately, isn't the appropriate showcase for your research.

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Additional questions?

Please contact us at resdays@gwu.edu

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