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Texas Geography Student Research Symposium(TxGSRS)


Geography Day - Schedule at a Glance

Geography Student Research Symposium (GSRS)

8:30 - 9:00 pm

Welcome to GSRS 

9:00 - 10:00 pm

Workshop 1 – Academic Job Clinic  

10:00 - 11:00 pm

Paper Session 1 – Environmental Assessment and Action (concurrent with Session 2) 


Paper Session 2 – Transnational Mobilities and Belonging 

11:00 - 11:30 pm

Lunch break 

11:30 - 12:30 pm

Workshop 2 – Graduate School Clinic  

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Paper Session 3 – Geographies of Fatalities (concurrent with Session 4) 


Paper Session 4 – I Smell Toast (Foodways and Theories)


Keynote by Dr. Thomas Ptak

1:30 – 2:30 pm

The role of Geography and Geographers in times of uncertainty, disruption, and change 


Alumni Reunion and Student Celebration (ARSC)

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Welcome & Connect with Faculty 

3:30 - 4:30

Career Networking Panel 1 – Resource and Environmental Studies  


Career Networking Panel 2 – GIS  


Career Networking Panel 3 – Geographic Education  


Career Networking Panel 4 – Water Resources  


Career Networking Panel 5 – Geographic Education  


Career Networking Panel 6 – Human Geography  


Career Networking Panel 7 – Graduate School Application Preparation  

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Scholarship and Award Recognition 

5:00 pm

Happy Hour Networking Session

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TXGSRS History and Purpose

Since 2004, the TXGSRS has been organized annually by a student-led Committee and the Department of Geography to enable Texas State University students, students from local colleges and universities, and other area geography research and education groups to meet, interact, and collaborate in a research conference setting.

TXGSRS has been an opportunity for graduate students to practice and receive feedback on their research paper-presentations and posters before attending professional conferences such as the annual American Association of Geographers (AAG). It has also been an event for Texas State University undergraduate students, and all students from local colleges and universities, to attend and/or present results from individual or group research projects. The whole event typically culminated in a rousing Geography Bowl trivia game and keynote address on research in geography by a guest luminary.