Research Symposium

Each Spring, GSEC organizes a Research Symposium where Jackson School of Geosciences students (undergraduate and graduate) present their research to judges comprised of faculty, research scientists, and industry representatives. Find out more about this great event at the Symposium Website! If you have any questions or ideas relating to the symposium, you can contact the GSEC Symposium Chair Eric Hiatt (

We will announce details of the 2023 Jackson School Research Symposium in Late Fall.


2023 Symposium Information

What: 12th Annual Jackson School Research Symposium brought to you by the Graduate Student Executive Committee and ConocoPhillips
When: February 11th 2023
Where: San Jacinto Hall, University of Texas at Austin, 309 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705
Who: Presenters: Jackson School graduate and undergraduate student presenters

Judges: Faculty, research scientist and industry professionals

Attendees: Everyone is welcome! Bring along your family & friends!

Goals: This event aims to provide cross-disciplinary collaboration among graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty/research scientists
Format: Presentations will be in AGU-style poster format (see Presenters Information for specific instructions); judging will occur throughout the day and students will have a session during which they need to be at their posters for judging.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Tacos & Coffee
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Early Career Grads & Late Career MS
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (will provide GF and Vegan options)
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Undergrads, Late Career PhD, & High School Students
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Happy Hour & Awards

*subject to change for 2023


1st 2nd
Undergraduate $600 $300
Early-Career Graduate $800 $400
Late-Career Masters $1000 $500
Late-Career PhD $1000 $500
Best-Represented Research Group $300 $200
Best Figure $300 $200
High School $300 $200
Other Information
  • We are working with the venue to provide a lactation room, quiet sensory room / prayer space, and gender-neutral restroom.
  • Food will be provided to meet different dietary needs (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free), but please get in touch if you have a different allergy or dietary need you’d like us to account for.
  • We are also attempting to provide financial support for child care (contingent upon sponsorship).

If you have suggestions in addition to the above that would make the symposium more accessible to yourself and other attendees, please reach out to the Symposium Organizer, Eric Hiatt (


Dr. Rowan Martindale created these helpful poster templates to help get you started designing your scientific poster.