IDR Symposium 2021

IDR & GSA Research Symposium 2021

IDR & GSA Research Symposium 2021

IDR & GSA Research Symposium 2021

This year, we feature TWO distinguished Keynote speakers!

The Spring 2021 event will be our 37th Annual GSA Research Symposium and Exposition. This year’s theme is “Research Carries On!”

As part of this event, we provide awards for the top participants in each of the major competitions:

  • synchronous virtual research talks (10 minutes)
  • flash talks (5 minutes)
  • pre-recorded videos (15 minutes max, approved on case-by-case basis).

SUBMIT Presenter Application & Abstract Submission  HERE

Prospective presenters are asked to submit their 300 (or fewer) word abstracts using the link on the menu to the right. The submissions will be anonymously evaluated by two or more peer reviewers in order to ensure the high quality of the presentations, and the ability of the presenters to communicate with a broad audience.

Please note: All presentation proposal submissions must be made from your email address.

Questions? Please email the GSARS Chair from your VT email address.

Over $24,000 in awards will be provided in the form of scholarships for outstanding presenters. All of these funds were derived from donations from our many generous offices, colleges, schools, departments, and programs at Virginia Tech. These sponsors are listed below.

Our Generous Sponsors

VT Graduate School

Graduate School of Virginia Tech


Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society

VT Student Affairs

Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs

Institutional Support: ISCE, ICAT, ICTAS, Fralin, VTTI

School of Education, CLAHS

Department of English, CLAHS
School of Public & International Affairs

College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences

Department of Religion & Culture, CLAHS

 Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, COE

Department of Fish & Wildlife Conservation, CNRE

Department of Mathematics, COS
Dept. of Business, Pamplin
Dept. of Performing Arts, CLAHS

Dept. of History, CLAHS

Dept. of Sociology, CLAHS

Dept. of Marketing, Pamplin

Dept. of Geography, CLAHS

Dept. of STS, CLAHS