Capitol Graduate Research Summit

The Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka was developed and implemented by graduate students at the doctorate and Ph.D. level at the University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Since its inception, it has grown to encompass graduate research at all Kansas universities.

The summit provides an opportunity for selected graduate students to expose state government, education officials, and the public to the quality of graduate research performed in the state of Kansas. Students selected for this event are involved in research, including physical and natural sciences, engineering, sociology, history and education — all providing a direct impact to the State of Kansas. As the Kansas Legislature extends support for basic research funding to these schools, the summit gives student researchers an opportunity to present the results of their investment.

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For questions contact:

Brian Sims
Acting Research Coordinator

Capitol Graduate Research Summit

18th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit
Date: February 18, 2021
Due date for submissions: December 11, 2020
Poster viewing & judging will occur virtually
Location: TBA

Hot Topics for CGRS

Each university uses the topics listed below to guide their selection process on what types of research to bring to the capitol. These topics have been designated as important to the state of Kansas and thus good topics to present to legislators and other visitors.

  • Sustainable water supply
  • Economic development and job creation
  • Workforce development
  • Plant and animal health
  • Food safety: from farm to fork
  • Health conditions impacting the health of Kansans, including cancer, obesity, diabetes, and other conditions
  • Health care costs
  • Alternative health care
  • Community development and quality of life in rural communities
  • Alternative and sustainable energy sources
  • Education: student achievement and student testing, K-12 education reforms
  • Local government funding
  • Gun control
  • Business attraction in the state

Abstract format:

 

PRESENTATION TITLE SHOULD BE ALL CAPS AND BOLD, ITALICS AND LOWERCASE LETTERS USED AS NECESSARY FOR PROPER OR SCIENTIFIC TERMS (TIMES NEW ROMAN, 10PT) 

Authors should be listed as first name, last name with each author’s name separated by a comma. The student presenter’s name is in bold1, use superscripts after names2 to distinguish affiliations – none needed if it’s the same department for all. Use “and” before the last name in the list.  

1Department of Chemistry, Pittsburg State University

Abstract text should appear here in block text. Abstract should not exceed 250 words in length. Use 9-point Times New Roman font here, though font size may need to be adjusted slightly by conference planners.

Abstract should include:

  • Introduction 
  • Purpose 
  • Materials/Methods 
  • Results/Conclusions