Georgia College Research Day 2023

Thank you to everyone who participated in research day 2023. We will update this page with information on next year's events as it comes out, so stay tuned!

*Note- Everyone who wants to present at Research Day or the Women and Gender Symposium will need to submit an abstract; however, only undergraduates presenting at Research Day (not including the Women and Gender Symposium) need their mentor to submit an abstract for their project to be approved. 

Important info for all presenters: When creating your project, keep in mind that posters must be 48"x36" or under and oral presentations 10 minutes or under. Performances will be contacted to accommodate their needs. For more information on the various presentation types and guidelines for those types, check the accordions at the bottom of this page. 

What is research day?

GCSU Research Day, which will take place on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023, will be a campus-wide event during which students will have the opportunity to present research or support their peers who are sharing their work. Research Day is an expansion of the GC Student Research Conference, and will also encompass day two of the Women's and Gender Studies Symposium. Along with this, other entities around campus are going to work to provide fun activities for students to enjoy! Stay tuned for more information about what fun events will be happening on Research Day 2023.

Research day 2023 schedules 



RD23 Schedule


Inclusive Excellence Keynotes

MURACE is proud to announce that "Inclusive Excellence Keynotes" have been added to the Research Day itinerary, so everyone can have the pleasure of hearing  some amazing speakers. Along with this, the Office of Inclusive Excellence will be providing coffee to students and faculty on the 28th and the 29th! See the schedule above for more information on the "Inclusive Excellence Keynotes" and the speakers who will be involved, or click to register for the Saladin Scholars Award Ceremony

Who can participate in Research day?

All students can participate in Research Day, from the undergraduate to the doctorate level. Along with this, students of all disciplines can submit a proposal which is pertinent to their area; for instance, dance students can submit a proposal to perform at Research Day, art students can submit a proposal for a painting, and creative writing students can submit a proposal for a story. This event is not just for STEM students; all students are encouraged to submit proposals. Presentations will be approximately 10 minutes each, with students being grouped together based on discipline in 1 hour sessions. 

What is Student Research?

Student Research in this context is interpreted as any scholarly or creative activity ranging from scientific experimentation, to service-learning, to literary criticism, to case-study design, to artistic expression and so on. Students from all disciplines are invited to submit their work for presentation.   Students interested in presenting should consult with their faculty mentor and submit their work according to the conference guidelines.

All abstracts for undergraduates must be approved by the faculty mentor in order to be presented at Research Day. 

Faculty mentors are asked to identify students who have a scholarly and/or creative contribution to make to the conference and encourage them to submit it. Faculty are also asked to share this opportunity with their classes and encourage students to attend. 

When working with a mentee in preparing the abstract for submission, please ...

1. Verify that all elements of the abstract meet the "Abstract requirements" and "Abstract Formatting Guide" sections above
2. Review the poster and/or oral/performance presentation guidelines with the mentee
3. Complete the Research Day 2023 Mentor Approval Form
4. When edits or revisions are required to meet the standards for rigor, style, and completion of your discipline, please work with your mentee to address the reviewers concerns by assisting them in making the changes or direct them to a MURACE consultation at the GCSU Writing Center.  Upon your approval of the abstract submission, the project will be automatically accepted into Research Day 2023.

Early bird submissions are being accepted now through February 1, 2023.  All students who submit an early bird proposal will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card! To submit your proposal, click HERE.

Note: For Regular Undergraduate Submissions: Mentors MUST complete the Mentor Approval Form before students are permitted to participate.  There will be no formal review of submissions upon final approval by the mentor. To begin the process of being paired with a faculty mentor, click HERE.

* This form does not need to be completed for graduate student submissions or Women's and Gender Studies Symposium submissions. * 

For more information about event expectations and requirements, keep scrolling. To learn more about GCSU Research Day, visit our social media pages linked on the side bar or the GUCR Facebook page, linked HERE

The Writing Center Poster Competition

MURACE is partnering with Georgia College's Writing Center to host a poster competition! All students submitting a poster at Research Day, graduate or undergraduate, can choose to also submit their poster for judging by going to (the same site used to submit abstracts) and submitting their poster there. Once this has been done, a Writing Center representative will stop by to see you and your work while you present on Research Day, giving you the chance to discuss your work. One winner will receive a $100 Barnes and Nobles gift card! Click the link to see the Writing Center Poster Competition Rubric .

Additional Information 

For more information about Research Day, please contact MURACE at

How to have the best possible conference experience

Please arrive at check-in by 8:30 (check in stations will be in front of Magnolia Ballroom for poster presentations and by Arts and Sciences for others). Upon check-in, you will receive a name badge, which will also have a QR code to give you access to the full, detailed schedule. Feel free to visit other students' presentations until time for your presentation. Arrive at the room for your presentation at least 10 minutes before the session is due to begin. During any sessions, do not leave the presentation room until all presentations are completed and do NOT be on any electronic devices including a cellphone. Browse through the poster sessions to find out what other researchers are doing. 

Presentation Schedule available: The full presentation will be available before Research Day (March 29th). A 'Schedule at a Glance' is available above. 

Conference Registration:  Free

Opens 8:00 a.m. and continues throughout the day

All presenters MUST check in before presenting

What Are Digital Humanities Projects?

A digital humanities project uses digital tools to investigate topics in the humanities. To name a few examples, DH projects may include interactive mapping, data and spatial visualization, podcasts, virtual reality, text and social network analysis, data structuring, web publishing, and much more.

In March OF 2022 at the Georgia College Student Research Conference a DH track for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors began for student contributions to the digital humanities. Students may deliver their scholarship in oral or poster presentations at the Spring 2023 on the GC Journeys Research Day.

When submitting, the student must select the discipline of "Arts and Humanities," and then click on the plus sign to select “Digital Humanities.”

Abstracts are due at the same time of the SRC submissions in Early Spring 2023, no later than 5:30 p.m. 

Submit your abstract online


A digital humanities project uses digital tools to investigate topics in the humanities. To name a few examples, DH projects may include interactive mapping, data and spatial visualization, podcasts, virtual reality, text and social network analysis, data structuring, web publishing, and much more.

Previous Winners

25th Annual SRC Conference Winners

Best On-Campus Oral Presentation: Robert Rozelle, "COVID-19 and the Effect on Grades," Dr. Jebessa Mijena, MATHEMATICS

Best On-Campus Poster Presentation: Maung Tlung, "Cyanobacteria community analyses and Cyanotoxicity testing in Lake Sinclair, Georgia," Dr. Kalina Manoylov, BIOLOGY (CbEL)

Best Virtual Sciences Poster Presentation Winner: Evan Sinclair, "The Importance of FGF2," Dr. Arnab Sengupta, BIOLOGY

 Best Virtual CbEL Poster Presentation: Abigail Sindersine, Eliza Berry, & Jessica Berry, "Creating Awareness of Sexual Assault on the GCSU Campus with the Women’s Center," Dr. Stefanie Sevcik, GENDER STUDIES 

24th Annual SRC Conference Winners

Best Oral Presentation Winner: Katie-Rose Borrello
Best Poster Presentation Winner: Jenna Bryson 

Research Day Guideline Documents