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The 2020 Showcase of Graduate Scholarship and Creative Activities

Showcase, Reception and Awards Ceremony

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Hall of Presidents - D-Hall, 3rd Floor

The Graduate School, in parternship with the Graduate Student Association (GSA), is celebrating the excellence of James Madison University graduate students at the Showcase of Graduate Scholarship & Creative Activities. This is an opportunity for graduate students from more than 60 degree programs at JMU to share their work with peers and faculty in a professional conference setting. The Graduate Showcase will highlight research and creative projects through presentations, poster sessions, installations and performances. Students will also have the opportunity for recognition of their work through awards for outstanding presentations and posters. Judges will nominate one panel presentation and three poster presentations to receive top presentation awards with cash prizes for the winners. At the Awards Reception following the presentation sessions, The Graduate School will honor Showcase participants and announce the top presentation winners.

For more information on submitting your own proposal to this year's showcase, see our submission guidelines. For a list of previous showcase winners, see the Showcase archive.  To apply to present at the Showcase, apply here.

It is also at this time that TGS recognizes the extracurricular achievements through graduate student awards for Excellence in the areas of Innovation, Community Engagement and Civic Engagement, as well as awards for outstanding theses and dissertations. For more information, see our nomination guidelines.

In addition, the Graduate Student Association will be presenting the GSA awards for the outstanding graduate student, faculty member, and graduate program.

This is an exciting opportunity to see what our graduate students have been involved with, and celebrate the excellence of their creative and scholarly activities! 



All Sessions in the Hall of Presidents


Morning Sessions 

Panel Presentations Session 1

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Panel Presentations Session 2

11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Afternoon Sessions

Poster Presentations

1:30 pm  - 3:00 pm



Awards Reception

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

3MT Presentations

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Awards Ceremony

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Please be aware during the event photography/video/live-streaming will be taking place. If you have concerns about you or your work being photographed or videoed please contact event organizers.

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