Graduate Professional Student Conference

11th Annual

Wednesday, April 12th 2023 

Memorial Union, ISU

Cultivating Our Graduate Community


The Graduate and Professional Student Conference is a free opportunity for graduate and professional students to highlight their work while practicing their presentation skills. Grad students and resesearchers will get the chance to participate in competitions through oral, poster and exhibitions for the chance to win cash prizes. If you do not see a section that fits with your work please email or

We would like to remind you that this conference is not strictly about research, this conference is open to all graduate and professional students to present their research, proposals, case studies, or exhibitions with the larger ISU community.  

Free for ALL Iowa State undergrads, grads, staff, and faculty upon registration!

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The GPSS at Iowa State University hosts its 11th annual Graduate student research conference in the Memorial Union all day on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The Conference provides an opportunity for ISU graduates to share their research and scholarship with the larger ISU community. 

This Conference continues GPSS’s effort to cultivate our graduate community across all the Colleges and departments at Iowa State University. This year includes a focus on interdisciplinary research, graduate student organizations, ISU services, and socializing across the Colleges to build community for our mental wellbeing. We want to show the value graduate students and researchers and to offer a potential vision for re-imagining the future of the graduate community here at ISU. ​

Ultimately, we want to ask, how can we use current and pressing challenges as opportunities to rebuild and reinvent our graduate community to better support each other’s research and graduate way of life?


Thanks to our Sponsors!!





 ISU Foundation

The Iowa State University Foundation is charged with the rewarding task of fundraising for the university. Together, we work as a team to expertly match our donors’ passions with Iowa State’s needs.





Center for Communication Excellence 

Receive free, individualized support on your abstract, Powerpoint, poster, or the presentation itself from trained Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) writing or speaking consultants. Make an appointment today!

Student Wellness

Student Wellness plans, implements, and evaluates health promotion and prevention strategies that focus on health and wellness issues that directly affect student success, higher learning, and personal development such as: power-based personal violence, suicide, mental health, substance use, body image and disordered eating, sexual health, and more.